Posts Tagged eating disorders

“Sexism” in the Sweet realm – a big fat follow-up post

Last week, I blogged about Alastair Macaulay, the New York Times dance critic who, in his review of the New York City Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker, said some insulting and uncalled for things about the size of two principal dancers. Of Jennifer Ringer and Jared Angle, Macaulay said that Ringer “looked as if she’d eaten one sugarplum too many,” and that Angle, “seems to have been sampling half the Sweet realm.”

It was a really bitchy, cruel thing to say, and apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought so. Macaulay received a lot of mail about that review and so, in the weekend Times, he wrote an article defending it. In that article, he calls people ...

Last week, I blogged about Alastair Macaulay, the New York Times dance critic who, in his review of the New York City Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker, said some insulting and uncalled for things about ...

File under “heartbreaking” and “you can help”

Sofia Benbahmed has an eating disorder. She’s had it for over a decade and in the last few years, it has gotten worse. It got so bad that she needed full-time live-in treatment, where she would be monitored during and after meals, go to individual and group therapy, and be cared for by doctors, dietitians and a nursing staff. She sought treatment at such a facility last year and made some progress. In her own words:

During my time there I began to feel myself changing and rising to the occasion in a way I never had before. It was as though all of these years I have been in a room with no doors or windows, and suddenly ...

Sofia Benbahmed has an eating disorder. She’s had it for over a decade and in the last few years, it has gotten worse. It got so bad that she needed full-time live-in treatment, where she would be ...

Ask Professor Foxy: How Do I Get Over My Boyfriend’s Viewing of Porn? And How Do I Stop Punishing Myself?

This weekly Saturday column “Ask Professor Foxy” will regularly contain sexually explicit material. This material is likely not safe for work viewing. The title of the column will include the major topic of the post, so please read the topic when deciding whether or not to read the entire column.

Dear Professor Foxy,

I know you probably don’t have time to respond to questions like these, but I don’t really have anyone to talk to and I’m milking all of the limited resources I have. I’ve been a fan of Feministing for a few months now, and I identify as a feminist cisgender gay male, but lately I’ve been having trouble practicing what I preach.

I’ve been in a wonderful healthy relationship with ...

This weekly Saturday column “Ask Professor Foxy” will regularly contain sexually explicit material. This material is likely not safe for work viewing. The title of the column will include the major topic of the post, so please ...

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