Everyday activities, like eating or visiting the doctor, become fraught with difficulties because of 'thin privilege', she claims. Here the size 22 writer explains why the term should be on everyone's lips. Oh gosh no.
The following correction was printed in the Observer's For the record column, Sunday 26 September My mum used to complain that she couldn't lose weight. A size 18 and a couple of stone heavier than ideal, she tried in vain for years to shed the extra.
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LeAnn Rimes looked fantastically fit at our October cover shoot but just 7 months later she looked much thinner while on vacation with new husband Eddie Cibrian. I'm just lean. Thx for your concern but no need to be.
THE fashion industry has made strides in recent years to combat its reputation of fetishising waif-like models, and include more diverse body types. But it appears for all the push towards inclusion that we are STILL seeing skeletal runway models with sunken cheeks, stick-thin legs and knobbly knees. The debate over the issue was reignited at Paris Fashion Week at the Yves Saint Laurent runway show on Tuesday - which seemed to once again promote malnourished models as the benchmark of beauty.
By Felicity Thistlethwaite. Sharni Vinson sparked fears for her health last week as she appeared looking seriously skinny on the beach in Australia. But fans of the star took to Twitter worrying about the star's weight, with one saying: 'Sharni shocks with super slim figure.
Of course, not everyone is in awe of their ultra-tall, ultra-slim aesthetic. As we become ever more body positive, there are fears that the fashion industry is promoting damaging body images to impressionable young women. But rather than let it slide, Bridget took to her blog to rebuff her critic.
For an industry that prides itself on being the arbiter of cool, heralding new trends before we even know we want them, it has got this one terribly, terribly wrong. I witnessed it first hand over the weekend at London Fashion Week in all its ugly glory: malnourished models being celebrated and glorified once again. Malnourished models were being celebrated once again at London Fashion Week - in particular at the Versus show pictured.
During the 14 years she has worked in Hollywood, the year-old has endured constant pressure to be movie-star slim. At one audition that called for a woman who felt comfortable being onscreen in a bathing suit, a casting director scoffed at the sight of the 5-footinch, pound actress in her bikini, rolled her eyes and said, "You think you're thin? She has suffered through juice-only fasts such as the master cleanse, attempted a raw-food diet and other food-restriction plans, popped phentermine and Prozac and tried drastically slashing calories.