Wednesday, February 20, 2008


This post has been updated. I was so angry when I posted it that what I wrote didn't make any sense.

Did you SEE this???

Elle magazine: Anorexia is “hot”

Elle, a popular international magazine targeted at young women, is glamourizing anorexia! It's disgusting.

Here is a really important point, from the Disordered Times discussion of the article:

I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve heard anxious, insecure women say, “I wish I could catch a little anorexia!” as if the most fatal of all psychiatric diseases is something you can casually and socially contract, like the common cold, and just as easily recover from.

People are desperate to lose weight, and really do think thoughts like that. They don't know the danger they are flirting with. (Those are the people that predators like Heidi Diaz go after!) It's horrifying that anyone would encourage those feelings in young women by writing about it like it's just a little cosmetic tweaking.

Contact Elle magazine and tell them just what you think of this topic here.


Updated again to link to some other blog posts about this:
Anorexia is not a fashion accesory, Elle Magazine - Right on, GCSWP! Your blog rocks!
Kimorexia is Furious, and No Wonder... - thanks for the link, Medusa. Your blog rocks, too!
Quickie Mish Mash Post - lots of great info, Bama!
Note to Elle magazine: Anorexia is not “hot”
Elle Reveals Men Actually Think Anorexia is Sexy


Medusa said...

Oh, my God. This is disgusting.

I'm writing Elle immediately.

Thanks so much for the heads-up, OYB.

My blog: Medusa

MrsMenopausal said...

My letter to Elle is already written.

Prudentia said...

I'm completely stunned. It is unimaginable that any publication would even consider holding out this deadly condition as something to aspire to.

My letter is on the way.

Thanks, OYB.