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Tiktok needs to stop romanticizing eating disorders

Tiktok needs to stop romanticizing eating disorders

Emily Johnston, Assisstant Opinion Editor

October 16, 2020

Picture Cassie Ainsworth, the character from “Skins,” not eating for 3 days for an arbitrary reason and teaching her classmates how not to eat.  She was the quintessential thinspo, or thinspiration, as her frail frame was used relentlessly to show the “ideal” body. On TikTok, it seems...

Walking to reduce eating disorders’ stigma

NEDA coordinator Jess Cohen is pictured, April 6. MO QUIGG/The Vermont Cynic

Anna Power

April 14, 2016

Transitioning to college creates many new pressures – there are new classes, social expectations and relationships to navigate. For many students, there’s an added layer of difficulty: eating disorders.    Eating disorders increased from 23 to 32 percent among college females and from 7.9...

Community to raise awareness for eating disorders

Heather Rankine

April 1, 2015

The community is getting ready to raise awareness for eating disorders. The second annual Burlington National Eating Disorder Association Walk will take place Saturday, April 11 and will begin at the Royall Tyler Theatre. The NEDA Walk is a non­competitive event that seeks to raise money and awareness...

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