‘But Anorexics Don’t Eat’ and Other Unhelpful Stereotypes – Let’s Call Them Out

A recent conversation with a consultant rheumatologist which was supposed to be about my osteoporosis actually turned into a conversation about the causes of eating disorders. While I left feeling confused about my bones, the conversation did get me thinking. The consultant’s view was that eating disorders don’t get enough media attention and aren’t ‘sexy’ … Continue reading “‘But Anorexics Don’t Eat’ and Other Unhelpful Stereotypes – Let’s Call Them Out”

Images and Eating Disorders – Don’t Show Me Scales!

Images and Eating Disorders – Don’t Show Me Scales!

…Or apples. Or plates, with or without knives and forks. Or a tape measure around an anonymous waist. Or a pair of feet standing on the scales. Or a white teenage girl sitting with her head in her hands. Unfortunately, these are the images most often used to symbolise eating disorders in news media, by … Continue reading “Images and Eating Disorders – Don’t Show Me Scales!”