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Kate Winslet Speaks Out Against Anorexic Role Models

In an effort to try and undo people’s fascination with thinness — especially Hollywood and the New York fashion industry — Kate Winslet, an actress, recently spoke out about what calls a “disturbing trend:”

Winslet, speaking in Good Housekeeping magazine said: “It seems to me that (Hollywood) is breeding a whole new generation of anorexics. I look at people and I want to say ‘Look, it’s alright you can eat something’.”

Anorexia and other eating disorders have long been a growing societal problem that few people are willing to talk about, much less discuss openly in a magazine. Kudos to Winslet for shedding some more light on this dark condition that affects millions of people.

The UK’s Daily Mail has the scoop.

Kate Winslet Speaks Out Against Anorexic Role Models

John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Dr. John Grohol is the founder & CEO of Psych Central. He is an author, researcher and expert in mental health online, and has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues -- as well as the intersection of technology and human behavior -- since 1992. Dr. Grohol sits on the editorial board of the journal Computers in Human Behavior and is a founding board member and treasurer of the Society for Participatory Medicine. He writes regularly and extensively on mental health concerns, the intersection of technology and psychology, and advocating for greater acceptance of the importance and value of mental health in today's society. You can learn more about Dr. John Grohol here.

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Grohol, J. (2018). Kate Winslet Speaks Out Against Anorexic Role Models. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 18, 2019, from
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