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It's time for the media to send healthy messages about food, eating, and body diversity. Who's doing a good job? Who needs to be schooled? We want your tips about TV, radio, newspaper, magazine and internet ads or programs worthy of praise or protest. 

Hopeful_Heart's picture

So I love fashion and I like looking in fashion magazines and seeing what's hot on the catwalk, what I might want to wear for AW14, etc etc but it sickens me to see these tiny TINY fashion models covering every page of a fashion magazine. Why? It NORMALIZES eating disorders! One of the worst magazines I have found for this was Company Magazine. It's like Cosmo, but only with fashion. Anyway, I picked up this issue of Company and look through it, only to find, with every feature on the new looks for AW14 a teeny teeny tiny model with bones for arms! I was actually tempted to write to the magazine about the pictures because it truly disgusts me to see the corrupt world of fashion normalizing a mental health problem. The models in that spread literally looked bulimic and anorexic and it truly disgusted me to think that the ideal of beauty there is someone suffering from an eating disorder. Don't get me wrong, I truly think that bodysnarking in any shape or form is bad and I don't mean to sound cruel, but when you have teens looking at these pictures and starving themselves to look like what is essentially a paper doll it is ridiculous!!!!

taylormorgan's picture

I have to agree 100%. As the years pass, the sizes keep getting smaller and it has become more than a huge issue. So many of those girls lack so much self esteem, confidence and self worth as that is what they have to endure and painfully accept when starving themselves to a size 0. It is truly heartbreaking but i think that we are moving closer and closer each day to ending this skinny movement. With awareness, and postive body image, we will slowly get there.



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