Posts tagged "eating disorders"

Girl Talk: My Love/Hate Relationship With Thinspiration Blogs

The other night, I was wading through all the junk scattered around my apartment, starting to panic because I couldn’t find a book I needed to review. I threw out…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | December 23, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Will “Black Swan” Encourage Eating Disorders?

Black Swan” is a great movie. It’s also, as Julie put it, “eating disorder porn.” In the movie, Natalie Portman’s character not only shows signs of anorexia—she’s also bulimic. I…

Kate Torgovnick/ | December 8, 2010 - 12:40 pm

A Sizable Trend: Colleges Starting To Offer Fat Studies Classes

Finally, the 15 pounds you pack on as a freshman in college is good for something! According to The Daily Beast, colleges across the country have started offering Fat Studies…

Simcha | November 5, 2010 - 6:15 pm

Portia De Rossi Talks Anorexia On Wife Ellen’s Show

If this clip from Portia de Rossi’s appearance on her wife’s talk show tomorrow doesn’t make you tear up, your heart is made of stone. Portia opened up…

Jessica Wakeman | November 3, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Demi Lovato Enters Rehab For “Emotional And Physical Issues”

“Demi has decided to take personal responsibility for her actions and seek help. She is doing just that. Demi and her family ask that the media respect her privacy during…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 2, 2010 - 12:10 pm

I Feel Sorry For The Marie Claire “Fatties” Author

I have a high threshold for sexist, sizeist, classist, and racist things that people write on the internet because I’ve seen so much of it over the years. But the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 27, 2010 - 4:20 pm

“I Love Anorexia” T-Shirts Prove It’s Hard To Make Eating Disorders Remotely Funny

I love a meta-commentary as much as the next person, but some things are just tacky — invoking the Nazis while discussing health care reform, for example. T-shirts emblazoned with…

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2010 - 11:10 am

Eating Disorders On Campus Leads To “Drunkorexia”

So what is “drunkorexia,” you ask? It’s a new term given to the growing number of college students who choose to skip meals in order to binge drink without gaining…

Kelli Bender | October 22, 2010 - 5:45 pm

Extremely Thin Girl Cast — And Then Cast Off — “America’s Next Top Model”

Before Cycle 15 of “America’s Next Top Model” even began, much fuss was made about Ann, a tall and gawky contestant with the most narrow waist in the world. But…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 16, 2010 - 12:30 pm

Quotable: Michaele Salahi Shares Her Lucky Charms And Salad Diet

“I’m a skinny girl. I always was. I’ve never had an eating disorder in my life. And it hurts to be called anorexic … I start the day with a…

Kate Torgovnick/ | August 19, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Actually, You Can Be Too Thin, Pretzel Crisps

God, I love me some pretzel crisps — dipped in hummus and with slices of cheese, they are delish. But I am mad at them. Their new ad campaign is…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 4, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Today’s Lady News: Sophia Bush Slams Urban Outfitters Over “Eat Less” Shirt

“One Tree Hill” actress Sophia Bush has penned an open letter to Urban Outfitters, demanding the company issue a public apology for its women’s T-shirt that says “Eat Less.”

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Crystal Renn Says Her Uber-Skinny Photo Was Photoshopped

If you get caught Photoshopping a beautiful, healthy, full-figured woman to look like a twiglet, you should have one of your fingers chopped off. And I think supermodel Crystal Renn

Jessica Wakeman | July 16, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Is Picky Eating An Eating Disorder?

Members of the American Psychological Association are considering renaming picky eaters “selective eaters” and classifying it in the category of eating disorders. Unlike anorexics and bulimics, selective eaters are not…

Nikki Dowling | July 9, 2010 - 5:45 pm

Urban Outfitters Wants You To “Eat Less”

So, let’s review, shall we? Urban Outfitters:
Wants to add “Obama/Black” to the Crayola box,
Suggests it’s up to men to “preserve” their daughters’ virginity,
Does not want to support…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 3, 2010 - 11:10 am

Skeletons In Lingerie: Is This Spoof On Victoria’s Secret Funny Or Tasteless?

Sure, it’s hypocritical and fat-phobic of ABC to air the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show starring Heidi Klum’s glorious ta-tas while also demanding “excessive re-edits” on this plus-size

Jessica Wakeman | May 26, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Mother To Daughter: “Your Anorexia Is Not Welcome At Our New House”

I’m pretty shocked by this Daily Mail story about a British mother named Sue Blackmore who told her daughter that she wasn’t welcome in the family’s new home unless she…

Nikki Dowling | April 1, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Performance Art Protester Crashes Lagerfeld Fashion Show

During Paris Fashion Week, the Jardin des Tuileries is a prime people-gazing spot where street-style photographers flock to snap the chic-set exiting the tents. But when a performance artist headed…

Leonora Epstein | March 9, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Alexa Chung Spoofs Eating Disorder Rumors For

Ever since she arrived on American shores to host the now-defunct “It’s On With Alexa” on MTV, peeps have been speculating that model/TV presenter Alexa Chung has got some…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 14, 2010 - 7:20 pm

(Another) Quote Of The Day: Alanis Morisette Discusses Her Eating Disorder Battle

“As a teen, I was both anorexic and bulimic. I was a young woman in the public eye, on the receiving end of a lot of attention, and I was…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 16, 2009 - 7:50 pm