Ultimately, the very notion of how women eat is held up to both high scrutiny and novelty in all of its over-sharing forms. This is why Cosmopolitan editor in chief Michele Promolayko’s diet of frequent kale salads gets called “depressing” in the comments section, while author Alissa Nutting who eats Doritos for breakfast received “Hall of Fame’” accolades. It’s why famously naked model Emily Ratajkowski slathers herself in pasta while wearing lingerie for a shoot for Love magazine. It’s considered sexy and as she puts it, somehow about feminism. We celebrate thin women who eat, and we use euphemisms for thin women who don’t eat. And that serves neither reader nor subject.

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