Eating disorders, race and gender

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Date: 
Thu, 2011-09-29 12:00

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In this webinar, Jill Andrew addresses the growing skin bleaching trend as it relates to women's sense of their bodies. How does the practice complicate traditional assumptions about body image and eating problems? Using anti-racism and class analysis, she speculates on why the public health issue (as she calls it) of skin bleaching hasn't received the attention it deserves. Jill discusses the terms body 'image' and eating 'disorders' and explains why they are problematic, particularly when trying to learn from women of colour and other marginalized women about experiences with their bodies.