Do You Bite Your Nails? It Might Mean You're A Perfectionist. Are you mindlessly twisting your hair or biting your nails as you read this article?
New research from the University of Montreal suggests that compulsive behaviors like these might say more about your personality than you think. People who are generally impatient, or who get bored or frustrated easily, are more likely to engage in repetitive body-focused behaviors such as skin-picking, nail-biting or eyelash-pulling, the researchers found. The study, published in the March issue of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, points to perfectionism -- a trait that can be more damaging than many people realize -- as an underlying cause. “We believe that individuals with these repetitive behaviors may be perfectionistic, meaning that they are unable to relax and to perform task at a ‘normal’ pace," Dr.
Kieron O'Connor, professor of psychiatry at the university and the study's lead author, said in a press release Tuesday. Ilana Glazer Just Empowered Me in The Weirdest Possible Way. Bulimia Is A B*tch: Losing Control And Finding Freedom The content of this post may be triggering to some readers.
I remember an ex-boyfriend once saying to me that eating disorders were born of vanity. He believed that it was the desire to look good that drove image obsessed women to binge, purge or starve. He didn't know that I'd flirted with bulimia for some years. Tummy Pride By Ellie Herman What caused your eating disorder?
It's a question that others ask but also one that I ask myself. The answer is not known with any degree of certainty, but I do know that in my desire to become a healthier eater, I wanted to have a stomach that I "was proud of," and that sort of tummy was flat, thin, and toned. How My Scars Changed The Way I See Beauty
You know how some big dogs like German Shepherds develop hip problems as they get older?
In their later years, they begin to limp, and running or playing fetch becomes increasingly hard -- and eventually, they can barely walk without immense pain. The condition certainly isn't inherited by every pooch, but it isn't uncommon, either. The disorder of hip dysplasia (when the hip joint doesn't form normally) isn't exclusive to dogs. " Prendre Corps " Health & Body. Hate Your Body? Take More Pics! Sex Shields. Stolen. How to Lose the Weight! Why We Should Stop Imagining Aging as a Loss of Youth. Why Body Acceptance Isn't for Everyone All the Time. 6 Things You Can Do If You Think You Have an Eating Disorder. How to Find the Beauty in Fat. How Can I Exercise in a Body-Positive Way? Judging Others, Avoiding Ourselves: Grappling with Body Negativity. You judge people.
I’m not judging you for it. I do it, too. And judging people for judging people is a rabbit hole I don’t plan on going down. Why We Need To Discuss Sexual Pleasure in Reproductive Rights and in Our Bedrooms. Editor’s Note: While we at Everyday Feminism think that this article is brilliant in its analysis of conversations around sexual pleasure and reproductive rights, we do want to note that the piece largely normalizes sexually-oriented people.
For more information on why asexuality is a valid orientation, check out this comic. There’s a big elephant in the room – in the conference room at most reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations, not to mention in our very own bedrooms. As someone who occupies both of these rooms, I’m perplexed by our silence around sexual pleasure.
We advocate for increased access to abortion care and tackle abortion stigma while we’re at it. Periods in the Media. 10 Things I Wish People Understood About Eating Disorders. Feminists Have Food and Body Image Issues Too: 5 Ways to Get Over the Shame. Becuo Originally published on The Frisky, and cross-posted here with their permission.
I was a full-blown feminist by the time I started college. I also had a full-blown eating disorder. As a teen, I marched on Washington for women’s rights. Breaking Down the Desire to Be Thinner. 5 New Directions for the Body-Positive Movement. Women Deserve Better. Why I No Longer Apologize for My Crutches. Originally published on xoJane and cross-posted here with their permission.
Denise Jolly figured it out within the first few frames of our photo shoot: I don’t like to smile. Or, more accurately, I have a fake smile. Babies Don't ‘Ruin’ Bodies: 3 Reasons to Stop Saying They Do. Why I'm a Body Image Activist. On Bodily Limitations: Listen and Accept. The Body Is Not An Apology.
My Body is Not an Achievement or a Work in Progress. 4 Ways to Help Your Pre-Teen Daughter Navigate New Attention to Her Body. “I want to have the three-letter word with her!
It would make me the happiest man in the world!” “You want a kid? You wanna have a kid with her? You wanna marry her?” “No, stupid! Why We've Learned to Hate Our Bodies. Emotions of Weight. 4 Ways to Come Out as Fat. 10 Honest Thoughts on Being Loved By a Skinny Boy. What Walking Through Life With Thunder Thighs is Really Like. Mental Illness and Sexism: What Calling Women ‘Crazy’ Actually Does. How Body Love Can Change Society for the Better. A Visual Breakdown of the Most Common Mental Health Issues Affecting Women. Time for a New Year's Revolution: How Diet Culture Upholds Capitalism. MELISSA A.
FABELLO: To those of you who complain about my socialist, anti-heteropatriarchal dogma ruining the lives of children everywhere, you’re gonna love this one. Because today, I want to talk about the ways in which diet culture is a fabricated sham that exists solely to uphold capitalism. But first, I want to show you this super cool shirt that was made by my friends over at Nalgona Positivity Pride, which is an organization working to decolonize the body-love movement. Look! 5 Tips for a #NewYearNewView. 3 Ways the Body-Positivity Movement Could Be More Body-Positive.