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Manic Pixie Body Dysmorphia: A True Story
Confessions / Health / Ideas / Society & Culture

Manic Pixie Body Dysmorphia: A True Story

What is our society’s obsession with sickness about? Why is our society fascinated with so-called “trainwrecks,” women who do not engage in “acceptable” healthy behavior, women who may be struggling or dealing with an addiction or disorder and dare to not hide it from the public eye? Their afflictions and corresponding behaviors are simultaneously glamorized and demonized by the media. They are urged to seek help while magazines make a living mocking their fallen moments. Continue reading »

Pretty Girls Do Eat: The Romanticization of Depression & Eating Disorders
Feminism / Health / Ideas / Science / Society & Culture

Pretty Girls Do Eat: The Romanticization of Depression & Eating Disorders

It is not a competition over who has been hospitalized more times, who has gone longest without eating, who has the deepest/most amount of scars. And that’s what it has turned into in the Tumblr universe. So commonplace, people just scroll past it without stopping to realize how incredibly harmful – not to mention, triggering – these posts actually are. Continue reading »