"...The common refrain is that we need to reel in the media, but this is not good enough anymore. Such an argument is akin to thinking that switching to cloth bags will stop global warming. We are far beyond that now..."
One thing that's gotta give is knowing that eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. You don't have to look like what society portrays an eating disorder disorder as...
One thing that's gotta give is the value placed on body image as a source of worth, perfection as an ideal, and fast weight loss as a measure of success.
What's gotta give is more public funding for prevention research and programming, more safe spaces for people who need support, and higher standards for media images that target young women.