Posts Tagged ‘eating disorders’

Sexist Comments of the Week: Trigger Warning Edition

Last week, I asked you all for your thoughts on the use of trigger warnings on this blog. Sixty-seven comments later, I've come to a decision about how this blog will deal with potentially triggering material on topics like sexual assault, abuse, and eating disorders.
But first, your thoughts:

Holiday Gifts for the Body-Conscious Little Girl

The holiday season is approaching, which means it's time to roll out more products to help our little girls feel very bad about their bodies. (That, or pregnant). Over the years, toy-makers have boldly invented new mechanisms by which they can make money off of the body consciousness of young girls. Below, inventors push girls [...]

Us Weekly’s Bikini Bulimia Cover

What's the best way to cover a story about a 23-year-old woman driven to bulimia—and nearly suicide—by the superficial pressures of a reality TV show?

. . . Put her on the cover of your tabloid magazine wearing nothing but a string bikini.
Bonus: Pair the story online with a slideshow of stars who have lost amazing [...]