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The Statesman Weekly Wrap-Up Ep. 24: Sex and Relationships

Juliana Slocum March 25, 2021
For the Sex and Relationships special issue, editors report on the body positivity movement, student's experiences with eating disorders and diet culture, legislation for the welfare of the LGBTQ community in the military and the journey to self-love.
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The body positivity movement celebrates body diversity, along with combating the stigma. UNSPLASH

Diet culture’s complicated relationship to body positivity

Maya Brown March 24, 2021
Danaher has struggled with anorexia nervosa — an eating disorder characterized by distorted body image and a compulsive fear of being overweight — since the age of 13. She is now 22. 
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Some psychological factors that cause eating disorders are phobic responses to food or weight gain, and conflicted feelings over adolescent development. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Inside my mind behind my eating disorder

Vincent Sparagna October 3, 2018
I face a fundamental dilemma that’s disturbed me for nearly three years now: a constant struggle with disordered eating, particularly cycles of binging and purging.
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