Tag » anorexia

Almost Anorexia

BY Emma Tilden in General |

Anorexia is a scary thing. 20% of people suffering from anorexia will die if their eating disorder goes untreated. 2-3% of those who seek treatment will still die of anorexia. Of those who seek treatment, only 60% will make a full recovery. 20% will be able to function in society but will continue to obsess over food and will remain underweight and the remaining 20% will remain dangerously underweight. They will spend much of their lives in and out of the ... Read More
Trigger warning: This post contains content relating to eating disorders. Lady Gaga's SXSW performance was sick, and not in a good way. "Vomit artist" Millie Brown [TW: extreme depictions of vomiting] joined the pop diva onstage, jamming her fingers down her throat and puking bright green milk onto Lady Gaga's breasts as the singer played the drums. Sizes above 14. Free pizza. Dinner dates. Bikinis, lingerie, spring break. As a girl, I know at least ... Read More
In a piece for xoJane.com, Lesley Kinzel argues that the outrage over blogs that promote anorexia – i.e. the efforts by Pinterest and Tumblr to take down “pro-ana” or “thinspiration” pages -- is actually making things worse. Shame, Kinzel points out, is a driving force behind eating disorders. So shaming anorexics by rushing at their blogs with flaming torches and scarlet “A”s may only encourage them to retreat further ... Read More