The Hungry Girl Podcast
Episode 10: Is Your Body An Object?

Episode 10: Is Your Body An Object?

July 15, 2020

This episode explores objectification of the female body. Using the example of Physique Competitions, I discuss the ways in which women are reduced to, and judged in terms of, their physical appearance.

Episode 9: The Hourglass Body

Episode 9: The Hourglass Body

July 9, 2020

This episode discusses our cultural fascination with the hourglass body: it’s importance as a biological and social signifier; and how this shape has been used to keep women restrained and powerless. Thank you for listening! Victoria

Episode 8: It’s Not Just Us! A Brief History Of Restrictive Eating

Episode 8: It’s Not Just Us! A Brief History Of Restrictive Eating

July 4, 2020

This episode outlines the ways in which self-starvation has occurred throughout history, from the fasting Saints of the Middle Ages, to the chlorotic young ladies of the Nineteenth Century. I hope you enjoy! Victoria

Episode 7: Paying To Be Perfect

Episode 7: Paying To Be Perfect

June 30, 2020

This episode focuses on the underlying social constructions of the ideal body; and how this ideal is prescribed for the purposes of capitalist gain and the maintenance of patriarchal power. Enjoy! Victoria

Episode 6: Why Women? Theories Of Anorexia

Episode 6: Why Women? Theories Of Anorexia

June 26, 2020

In this episode, I explore why women are more prone to developing anorexia nervosa by delving a little deeper into the political and social aspects of self-starvation.

Enjoy! Victoria

Episode 5: Mirror Mirror - Body Image & The Self

Episode 5: Mirror Mirror - Body Image & The Self

June 22, 2020

This episode discusses body image: what it is, how it can become distorted, and the consequences of not being able to see ourselves as we really are. Thank you for tuning in! Victoria

Episode 4: Weighed Down By Weighing

Episode 4: Weighed Down By Weighing

June 20, 2020

In this episode, I discuss the various ways in which we monitor our food and bodies; and the potential harm caused by these practices. Enjoy! Victoria

Episode 3: Do You Eat Clean Or Dirty?

Episode 3: Do You Eat Clean Or Dirty?

June 19, 2020

What do your nutritional choices say about you? In this episode I discuss the concept of clean eating, and the moral implications of designating our food as ‘clean’ or ‘dirty, ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ I also explain how eating healthily can become obsessive and spiral into a pattern of disorderly eating known as orthorexia nervosa. I hope you enjoy! Victoria.

Episode 2: Strong Is Still Skinny

Episode 2: Strong Is Still Skinny

June 18, 2020

Trigger Warning: Please note that this episode contains details of anorexic behaviours. This episode explores the extent to which the ‘fitspiration’ trend is merely ‘thinspiration’ re-branded; and the way in which it is portrayed on social media. Enjoy! Victoria.

Episode 1: Keeping Up With The Body Ideal

Episode 1: Keeping Up With The Body Ideal

June 17, 2020

Throughout history, Western women have been controlled by various ideals of physical perfection. In this episode, I explore the concept of the ideal female body and provide a brief history of how it has changed over time. I also discuss how this constant change in beauty standards relates to social pressures placed upon women; and contributes to bodily dissatisfaction and disorderly eating. I hope you enjoy! Victoria.

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