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Opinion: Eating Disorder Awareness Week, let’s talk about it

Opinion: Eating Disorder Awareness Week, let’s talk about it

February 22, 2020

Editor’s Note: This commentary centers around the subject of eating disorders in recognition of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Monday, Feb. 24 - Sunday, March 1; the Chronicle apologizes for any disc...

Don’t get your panties in a bunch

By Sophia Coleman

October 1, 2012

Oh, look, Victoria’s Secret is offending people again. During the week of Sept. 24, the lingerie retailer was forced to pull its new “Sexy Little Geisha” get-up off the shelves after backlash from angered bloggers.The Asian-inspired ensemble from the company’s “Go East” collection included a mesh body suit with floral patterns on the bra cups and crotch, a tiny floral fan, a removable obi belt and matching chopst...

‘Thinspiration’ not just women’s disease

By Brian Dukerschein

October 10, 2011

On the crowded catwalks of Milan Fashion Week, one model in particular captured attention for the wrong reasons. After appearing on the runway wearing a plunging Gianfranco Ferré dress, Canadian model Alana Zimmer was criticized around the world for being too thin. Since 2006, Milan Fashion Week organizers have made an effort to promote a healthier body image and banned female models with a body mass index under 18.5. A 5-fo...

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