February is eating disorder awareness month and, as celebration, the Toronto Sun journalist Joanne Richard discusses this new internet trend that is taking amongst teenage girls wanting to have an unrealistic “thigh gap.” This trend existed since the beginning of popular blogs on the internet, especially on picture sharing Media such as Tumblr, where teenage girls would post pictures of those thighs, mainly from... [+] Read more
Edley, Hieland, and Murray discuss social elements and media that affect why dancers are obsessed with being so thin. This article talks about how dancers want to be perfect and their goals that in their eyes are the “only way”. It is also mentioned how perfectionism is a main goal, and how dancers begin to associate perfection with skinny.
Perfectionism can turn into a very unhealthy trait when it loses control. One can get so indulged in their art or their job and work hard to make everything right and perfect that it ultimately consumes them. But the question comes into... [+] Read more