(We missed) International No Diet Day

// 8 May 2009

We’ve missed International No Diet Day by two days (it’s 6 May), but I thought it was still worth a mention.

According to the Bust Magazine blog:

The day began in 1992 when Mary Evans Young, a British feminist, decided something needed to be done about eating disorders and the huge diet industry.

The point is to raise awareness of fat-phobia and size discrimination; fight the idea of the ‘’right’’ or ‘’ideal’’ body shape; fight the diet industry; and honor the victims of eating disorders and weight loss surgery.

Photo by dev nul, shared on Flickr under a Creative Commons license

Comments From You

JenniferRuth // Posted 8 May 2009 at 4:55 pm

Every day is my “No Diet” day!

katrina // Posted 11 May 2009 at 1:04 pm

I’m really sorry we let something as positive as this pass unnoticed while we were still bickering over whether “thin privilege” exists.

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