The A4 Waist Challenge - Have We Reached the Ultimate Low in Our Obsession With Appearance?

BritChick Paris | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

The A4 challenge is paper thin, and will leave young girls feeling despondent, depressed and disgruntled this week as super skinny photos whizz are around the web. How many of them will turn to diet pills, excessive sport, bulimia even?

Why a Ban on Thinspiration in France Is Long Overdue

BritChick Paris | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

The slow shift in perceptions by brands like Dove all help. But it's not enough. We need radical measures to force the industry to change their norms, so they represent normal healthy women in their campaigns and so they are providing positive role models to fragile teens.

Thinspiration: Inspirational or Depressing?

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

There has been a lot of talk about "Thinspiration" since the Professor Green comment about his wife Millie Mackintosh and although the couple have gone on record to say it was a joke taken out of context, it made me question is the concept of "Thinspiration" inspiring or detrimental to our psyche?

Emilia Clarke Isn't Allowed Cream or Sugar in Her Tea and Why This Worries Me

Sheila Hageman | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

There's nothing wrong with wanting to look good. According to her, she's "been spending all day, every day, in weapons training... shooting guns, weightlifting, kick-boxing..." This all sounds like she's being really healthy, but with all that expenditure of energy, someone is still telling her she is not allowed to put sugar in her tea?

Mind the Gap: The Bikini Bridge Isn't a Harmless Hoax

Eloise Hendy | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

This hoax may purport to play on our collective gullibility and Twitter-trigger happiness, but it actually plays straight into the mental vulnerability of our society's young women, who are already overly bombarded by images of hollow cheekbones, washboard stomachs and thighs that don't meet. It is hardly newsworthy that this hoax had us collectively fooled.

Real Women Know Kate Upton Is Not Fat, But What About Them?

Sheila Hageman | Posted 16.09.2012 | Home
Sheila Hageman

Umm, come on. This woman is a supermodel; do you really think she gives one hoot what some pro-ana blogger says about her? Let's get real. She's busy rolling in her SI cover girl gazillions and laughing all the way to the bank.

Alexa Chung and Body Snarking: Why Our Addiction to Critiquing Women's Bodies Must Stop

Mary_McGill | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Is it ever right to publicly speculate about an individual's health? And just how complicit are we, the public, when it comes to the despicable art of body snarking whereby we brutally critique the female form?

Why Aren't Eating Disorders Recognised Earlier?

Jess Shanahan | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Shanahan

Eating disorders and bad habits associated with them are noticeable before a person gets to a dangerously low weight. Surely they'd be better tackled early on to reteach good eating habits before people start losing their hair and teeth or can't move they are so weak with malnutrition?

Tumblr, Thinspo and Self Harm, is Banning the Answer?

Nick Watts | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Watts

Tumblr is fairly notorious as a platform to go find your images for anything to do with self harm and so called 'thinspiration'. These kinds of resources have been labelled by professionals and campaigners as damaging for many years now and their consequences have been the base of much fierce debate.