Thought Catalog, a blog that simply catalogues any thoughts from my fellow millennials in the form of essays, listicles and the whatnot, published a post yesterday that the editors maybe should have reconsidered. How bad is it? Well, I’ve looked into the darkest dregs of the internet’s pro-ana world and this anonymously written post would fit right there seamlessly. For those who somehow don’t know, pro-ana is short for pro-anorexia–it’s an internet thing. Those who are pro-ana practically worship eating disorders, maintain the idea that to have an eating disorder is a choice and that those afflicted should be left alone. More
In completely horrible news, a company called FatLossFactor is ruthlessly targeting teenagers with eating disorders to sell diet products.
Come again? “Piggie?” The word “piggie” is being used to describe this woman? More
Instagram just launched themselves headfirst into the great Thinspo Debate: should photosharing services and blog platforms ban images that promote self-harm? More
“It-Girl” Alexa Chung is no stranger to body scrutiny–every couple of weeks, we come across some article about how she’s been photographed looking “sickly” or how, according to A Source, she has an eating disorder. Whether or not that stuff is true, she just became a casualty of the sudden widespread public sensitivity to thinspo and pro-ana sites. More
Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, gave a speech at Harvard yesterday, covering eating disorders, pro-ana websites and thinness as beauty ideal. You may have noticed that in recent months, Sozzani has been an outspoken opponent of pro-ana websites, championed plus size models in a landmark issue and even pulled an image of Karlie Kloss from a Steven Meisel-lensed editorial because Kloss looked too thin. She’s also blogged extensively on matters of body image and eating disorders over at the magazine’s website.
…All the while, she’s undermined her crusade by running a fashion magazine. More
Italian Vogue EIC Franca Sozanni sat down for a conversation with WWD yesterday and topics covered included body image, Photoshop, the Sartorialist, and her relationship with Anna Wintour. Franca Sozzani is, of course, awesome and also mentioned how people that criticize her (and her occasionally provocative blog) can “go to hell.” For our readers without a WWD ‘script, here’s a few of the interview’s golden moments: More
What your street style pose says about you. -Refinery29
Like mother, like daughter. Carine Roitfeld’s little girl is pro-nipple. -Styleite
Hypercolor nail polish. There’s a video. -The Frisky
Do you have the willpower to permanently block your ex? -Betty Confidential
10 cool wingtips on the cheap. -Fashion Indie
Franca Sozzani comes out swinging against pro-ana sites. -Fashion Etc
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A Daily Mail columnist was recently shocked to find her column about eating disorders referenced on a pro-anorexia website. The column itself was about how her colleagues “sniff cake.” Rather than ingesting pastries, they just smell them intently, then toss … More