eating disorders

  • Activism

    Food is for White Liberals What Sex Is For The Religious Right

    It occurred to me a few weeks ago after a discussion based on a pro-GMO post Kavin wrote for Grounded Parents. Bring up reproductive rights and liberals shake their heads and remark on the incredible cognitive dissonance of the Religious Right. Sure, the Right is “small government” in theory, but it’s about sex, liberals shrug. It’s about policing women’s bodies and an…

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  • Feminism

    Seriously, Stop Telling Women How to Act in Public.

    CN/TW: Eating disorders, anorexic behaviors The owner of the Instagram account You Did Not Eat That has a mission. Her mission is to “out” thin, beautiful women who dare post pictures of foods they claim to be eating that are not salad, fat-free-yogurt, or fresh fruit. This person has decided it’s time to put an end to thin women pretending…

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  • Skepticism

    The Female Athlete Triad, part 2: The Right Stuff

    (Content notice: disordered eating.) My dietician is punching away at a calculator, as I watch her with the trepidation I might feel watching an airline employee attempting to find me a new flight in a snowstorm. “So, you’re not eating enough to begin with, and then a third of your calories are coming from alcohol or chocolate,” she says with…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: Breastfeeding, Belly Dancing, and Brown M&Ms

    Teen Skepchick Exams, Stress, and Expectations Being labeled “the gifted kid” can come with a heap of stress. You’ll Agree with Me When You’re Older Are points of view of older people inherently better than those of younger people? International Aid to Uganda in Light of Human Rights Violations What is the correct response to the horrible human rights violations…

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  • Science

    The Female Athlete Triad: Not As Fun As it Sounds

    Content notice: eating disorders. “Have you ever heard of the Female Athlete Triad?” I know what my new doctor’s about to say as soon as I hear the words “female athlete.” Having struggled with the ghosts of an eating disorder throughout my twelve-year running history, I get asked if I’m aware of the world’s best-named collection of ailments at least…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: April 28 – May 4 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick Eating Disorders Cross Culturally Olivia argues that we need more research into how eating disorders manifest across cultures. Speak Your Mind: Transitions How do you deal with transitioning from one phase of life to another? Why the Green Party Lost My Vote Their stance on alternative medicine lost the Green Party the cherished Eddy vote. Mad Art Lab…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: March 24 – March 30 on the Skepchick Network

    Put down that morning paper. There’s nothing you need to know in there. (Other than people from Cyprus are called Cypriots. Who knew?) Just snuggle down and catch up on what you missed last week on the Skepchick Network. Teen Skepchick A Whole-Brain Activity Map, and the Obama Administration The Obama Administration announced a plan to fund a huge effort…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: February 24 – March 2 on the Skepchick Network

    Ahoy, Skepchick readers! It is yet another big week for the ICYMI because, yet again, we have a NEW SISTER SITE. Welcome School of Doubt, a skeptical blog especially for teachers. Drop in and say hello! Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Otter Penises What’s causing the otter penis bone to shrink? National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Olivia shares how her friends…

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