Pressures of Being Thin Essay
Healthy Eating v. Anorexia
This chart shows the comparison between healthy eating and anorexia.
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There are many that disagree with the notion that the media and advertisers are to blame with the issues of young girls, namely Katie Ford, Chief Executive Officer of Ford Models. Katie Ford quoted as saying, “‘The biggest problem in America is obesity. Both obesity and anorexia stem from numerous issues, and it would be impossible to attribute either to entertainment, be it film, TV, or magazines.’” Ford is not convinced of the idea that fashion models are creating a cult of thinness in the USA (Hellmich, 2007). In May 2007, British columnist John Casey wrote about a report that was released in Britain siding with the argument that the media and advertisers are not to blame for young girls developing eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia. Dr. Vivian Nathanson from the British Medical Association released the report Eating Disorders, Body Image and the Media, which stated that television showing women who are thinner than average are the cause of eating disorders. Dr. Nathanson is quoted in the report as saying, “‘Research has also found that most female characters on TV are thinner than average women. The images of