This is from the front page of today’s Regina Leader-Post. Here’s the first paragraph of the article, entitled “‘Scrawny’ look is in with teens”:
It goes on to give some examples and throws around some what I assume to be big names in the fashion and entertainment world, and then talks a little bit about eating disorders in high school students (11 percent of total, 20-30 of which are male). It wraps up with some people (experts?) commenting on “how scary” this trend is.
I thought all was lost, until I read the quote from a guy involved in an international study on the genetics of anorexia:
“The media has some effect,” [Woodside] says, but adds, “I don’t think it will overcome the enormous drive for men in our culture to be big. In lay terms, the musculay guy gets the girl, not the skinny hipster.”
Perhaps there is hope yet…
Did this make it any other newspapers across the globe? You know life is pretty good when something such as this makes the front-page…