• Pro-Anorexia sites heart Karlie Kloss:
     Italia pulled a particular photo from model Karlie Kloss’ editorial, a specifc one where she looks highly contorted, from their website. Why all the fuss? Because it’s been popping up on pro-anorexia sites. A commenter for the blog Fashionista realized this phenomena when he searched for the editorial on Tumblr and found it tagged all over “pro-anna” and “thinspiration” blogs. He was immediately put-off. It is easy to see why these images would be considered “trigging” for those suffering from eating disorders, and it’s also an interesting development considering Vogue Italia took a public stance recently against pro-anorexia sites–even starting a petition to get some of them shut down. Take a look at her editorial and see what you think.
  • Morning After’ pill will continue as prescription-only for girls under 17:

    The secretary of Health and Human Services overruled Wednesday a Food & Drug Administration recommendation that would have made the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B One-Step available over the counter to girls younger than 17. In February of this past year, Teva Woman’s Health Inc, the drug maker, had asked the FDA to make the drug available without prescription to all sexually active girls and women. The FDA found the pill to be “safe and effective,” but HHS secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, says more data is needed.  The president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Dolores J. Lamb, says that data in fact clears that the emergency contraception can be used safely by adolescent women without requiring a prescription. “Sadly, it appears that once again our leaders are putting political expediency ahead of reproductive health,” says Lamb. Until things change, it has been suggested that the FDA consider allowing over-the-counter access for girls under the age of 17 if they are accompanied by a parent to the drugstore.

  • Sex, religion, and fashion?

    Forever 21 recently released a brand new line of religious tees just in time for Christmas (no subtlety there). The family-owned retail business has been promoting religion stealthily in their tees and on bottom of their shopping bags, by scribing the well-known Bible verse John 3:16. The new religious tees have been designed with an air of sex-appeal and are being sold next to revealing club wear. This proposes the question, is it hypocritical for a company that is so dogmatically religious to sell sex and religion in the same place?