Banning anorexia

"This I suppose is what happens when you start not only enlisting women in the military, but drafting them and teaching them to use Uzis. Israel is looking to ban the use of anorexic fashion models," writes Amanda Marcotte.

"No wonder there are so many people worried about opening military jobs up to women--they are just trying to help save [conservative fat-phobic columnist] Richard Roeper from the curse of impotence brought on by the sight of women with curves on their body. But Israel is a heartless country, of course, and they don't care if Roeper never gets an erection again. For some unfathomable reason, they seem to think that eating disorders are a worse problem."

"There's a lot of reasons that women and girls develop eating disorders, but the constant barrage of images of impossibly thin women cannot be dismissed as a huge part of the problem." (Pandagon)

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.