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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week February 28, 2009

Filed under: appearance — Monkey @ 3:33 pm

Just in the nick of time, it’s the last day of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The aim is – as the name suggests – to raise awareness of eating disorders. You can read more about them on the beat website, which is dedicated to helping those with eating disorders recover.

 

4 Responses to “National Eating Disorders Awareness Week”

  1. Hi,

    You are not late! It may be “the nick of time” for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, but eating disorders go on and awareness is needed 24/7 365.

    Thank you for supporting the awareness project with Feminist philophers site.

    Your participation may be just what one or more people need to hook into supportive resources for their recovery.

    best regards,

    Joanna Poppink, MFT
    psychotherapist, Los Angeles

  2. Monkey Says:

    Thanks! I’ll try and put some more resources up here later on today.

  3. Heg Says:

    I don’t want to knock beat generally, because from everything I’ve seen on their website, they do all kinds of good work.

    But in the February edition of the UK magazine ‘Company’ there was a photoshoot sponsored by beat of young women who have recovered/are recovering from eating disorders: in it, they were almost naked and provocatively posed – for instance, one of them on her back, wearing nothing but red stilettos, with her back arched and eyes half closed.

    It was presented as a positive way for these young women to gain confidence in their bodies, but I found it extremely disturbing. If anything, I’d have thought it would reinforce an unrealistic and sexualised body image. In the accompanying text, one of the young women even admitted she was still ten pounds underweight, so the photo wasn’t even glorifying a newly healthy body.

    Now, I read the article in the dentists’ waiting room, and I haven’t been able to find anything more about it online, either at Company magazine or on the beat website. Can anyone reassure me that I was hallucinating?!

  4. Monkey Says:

    Hmm – well that’s not good. Don’t know anything about it myself.


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