Body Image

I find it interesting how keen we are to vilify 'freaks', and define them by their eccentricities. Yet often when the outcome is something as serious as a suicide, or a breakdown, then we quickly do a U-turn. We deem the case 'tragic' and retrospectively show pity.
Yes, it is terrible that children are developing concerns about body image at younger and younger ages, but it's only because their parents are so riven by these concerns too. You can't ringfence children off from this while these pressures run rampant through the rest of society. If you are to stop children being affected, you must do something for adults too.
Half of girls and a third of boys are willing to take drastic measures to reach their ideal body shape or weight, a study
Vice Magazine recently launched a new series entitled Fashion Internationale, documenting the fashion shows and catwalks
A T-shirt that banishes 'bingo wings' and smooths wobbly upper arms has been launched by George at Asda. Following in the
The word "just" bridges a multitude of gaps. As in "just lose weight!", "just be confident in yourself!" and "just stop taking heroin!". It has that handy ability to make something difficult sound as if it should be easy, with the bonus implication that anyone who doesn't find it easy should be a bit ashamed of themselves.
Great Ormond Street Hospital has challenged claims that the cultrue of 'size zero' models is causing eating disorders among
Whether you want to lose weight or not, it's important to feel good about the way you look. We've come up with 10 quick ways
As a society, we need to open up a conversation about our bodies. We need to ensure that body image and media literacy education remain high up on the political agenda by encouraging initiatives like those organised by Body Gossip.
Scientists have worked out that elusive secret to staying in shape and it involves being kind to yourself, rather than criticising