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Ideas The Fat Wars (Part 2 of 2)

North Americans have been waging a war since the early 20th century, on two main fronts – health and fashion. "We have turned thinning into a new religion in this country," observed Roberta Seid, social historian and author of Never Too Thin: Why Women are at War with their Bodies. The second part of this two-part series traces the evolution of ...
  • 1997
  • 00:55:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2018

Ideas The Fat Wars (Part 1 of 2)

In 1978, Susie Orbach wrote her ground-breaking book Fat is a Feminist Issue. She hoped that children growing up then might be free of the disabling body-image and eating problems that had so beset her generation. But despite the inroads of feminism, women's obsession with weight did not decrease over the next two decades, and men became preoccupied by body image ...
  • 1997
  • 00:55:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2018

News in Review - April 2007 Fashion and the Dangerously Thin

Obesity is a major problem in Canada. But while shedding a few pounds can sometimes be a healthy choice, being too thin can be bad for you. Doctors have been noticing an increase in eating disorders, and some of them blame the fashion industry. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how the industry has been accused of sending out ...
  • 2007
  • 00:12:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2007

News in Review - February 1997 Victims of Fashion

This report is a haunting look at the newest fashion phenomenon, the emaciated teenage supermodel, and the impact on, and implications for, young people.
  • 1997
  • 00:14:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1997