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
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
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.
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.
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.