Topic: pro-ana

Thought Catalog Irresponsibly Runs A Pro-Ana Essay

Thought Catalog Irresponsibly Runs A Pro-Ana Essay

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 »

“Disgustingly Skinny” Alexa Chung Removes Photo Of Self Amid Thinspo Controversy

"Disgustingly Skinny" Alexa Chung Removes Photo Of Self Amid Thinspo Controversy

“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 Gives Speech On Thinness & Body Image At Harvard, Misses Point

Franca Sozzani Gives Speech On Thinness & Body Image At Harvard, Misses Point

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 »

Franca Sozzani Hates Photoshop, Still Dislikes Bloggers, And More

Franca Sozzani Hates Photoshop, Still Dislikes Bloggers, And 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 »

Party Favors: Street Style Body Language, Analyzed

Party Favors: Street Style Body Language, Analyzed

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

Rebecca Minkoff is expecting. -The Cut More »