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Wednesday 24 February 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part three – phantom menace

Madeleine Ryan
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Content warning: eating disorders   I have an image of the characters from Reservoir Dogs sitting around a table eating burgers inside my uterus. But instead of having names like Mr White or Mr Pink, they’re Mr Bloating and Mr Blood. And they’re probably ladies, not men. I’ve spent the last week eating metaphorical burgers…
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Tuesday 18 August 2015
Feminism Health Opinion

a new voice: raising awareness of eating disorders

Eden Faithfull
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Trigger Warning: Discussion of eating disorders While commuters who are usually having a laugh or two listening to Breakfast With Matt & Alex were driving to work, Triple J decided to air a different sort of content recently. Tears of laughter turned into tears of admiration and joy across Australia. This is because on August…
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Wednesday 24 June 2015
Fashion Featured

don’t tell me to go eat a sandwich: models’ internalisation of bodyshaming

Eden Faithfull
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‘So I’m not anorexic or anything, but l just love that look where all you can see is bone. lt’s like she doesn’t even exist, it’s so sexy.’ They’re sitting in a circle of bubble gum pink tulle and analysing each others’ Instagram profiles. I hadn’t been taking part in the selfie scrutiny up to…
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Friday 6 September 2013
Memoir

memoir: of moose and women

Kaiyuh Rose Cornberg
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This piece is an excerpt from Ambivalent at Best, a longer memoir work. Every summer my family and I spent time in the Alaskan wilderness, living in a cabin my father had built in the 1970s, which we improved and amended over the course of about six summers. The first summer there I was nine…
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Wednesday 22 May 2013
Culture Featured Health Life Opinion

‘nobody likes a fat-talker’: are women causing other women’s eating disorders?

Brianna Davidson
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To add a healthy dollop of guilt to our days, women are now being told we’re responsible for other women’s body image issues, maybe even their eating disorders. This week, researchers at the University of Notre Dame’s Body Image and Eating Disorder Lab revealed just how distasteful women are who dare to share their insecurities…
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Friday 28 December 2012
News

the butterfly report: an insight into the true impact of eating disorders in australia

Kaylia Payne
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**Trigger warning: Discussion of eating disorders** The Butterfly Report is the first report to look closely into the economic and social impact of eating disorders (ED) in Australia. Using the available studies that have been conducted, as well as their own consultation survey for those with a lived experience, they were able to give, for…
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Sunday 29 April 2012
Opinion

the power of dance

Kaylia Payne
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From year eight until year ten I only ate intermittently. Of course, by year eleven it had gotten to the point where I had stopped eating all together. Needless to say I did not have a positive relationship with my body. I didn’t like it because it ran into things, couldn’t catch or throw, and…
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Sunday 1 April 2012
Featured Opinion

detention for you, jenny craig

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Australian comedian, Wendy Harmer has been approached (more than once) by diet giant Jenny Craig to star in their campaigns. This made her embarrassed and not a little offended. What made her feel even worse though, was the news that a Jenny Craig representative was invited (as part of a group of other invitees) to…
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Thursday 13 October 2011
Featured Opinion

don’t call me crazy: when the anorexia minx comes to stay

Emma Koehn
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An eating disorder can be described as a marathon. And in that image, it isn’t ever just the sufferer that is running. Their community – friends, parents, teachers, siblings – can be asked to step up without training, without warning, or proper footwear. This isn’t the fault of the one who’s fighting. But it is…
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Wednesday 5 October 2011
Featured Opinion

don’t call me crazy: why I stopped eating

Kaylia Payne
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I have a confession: I used to have an eating disorder. One that consumed me from the ages fourteen until eighteen. Anorexia Nervosa, to be specific. But I spent so long having to talk about it in the out-patient program, then to my friends and family afterwards, that I soon tired of mentioning it, and…
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