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Archive for May 16th, 2011

EATING DISORDERS: THE MIXED MESSAGES OF OUR MEDIA – A HUNDRED YEARS OF HATING OUR BODIES

When did the obsession with slimness start? Peter N. Stearns, author of Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in the Modern West, has studied the history of dieting in Western nations and traces it to the 1890s, when fashion began to dictate the desirability of slenderness (although the meaning of “slim” then would seem heavy by […]