“Skinny shaming:” a new twist in body-shaming culture? (Examiner.com)
Last week, E! News personality Giuliana Rancic appeared on The Today Show to address several current controversies, including outspoken criticism of her increasingly thin physique. In the interview, Rancic acknowledged her recent weight loss and explained that her thinness is a side effect from a breast cancer treatment medication she is taking and not a symptom of an eating disorder, as speculation suggested. Criticism of an individual’s thin physique is an interesting development in our emerging body shaming culture. After all, our society tells us that being thin is attractive, and a very lean physique aligns with this widely accepted body ideal. You may also be familiar with fat shaming, which is overt criticism of bodies perceived to be larger than the cultural ideal... Visit her blog to read the article in its entirety.