Elizabeth Hurley, a proud size 4, was voted the ‘Babe of the Century’—a title that had previously been indisputably held by Marilyn Monroe, a voluptuous size 10. In response to a reporter who drew attention to this contrast, Elizabeth Hurley was quoted as saying;
"I’ve always thought Marilyn Monroe was fabulous, but I’d kill myself if I was that fat."
We live in a society that idolizes the buff and lean; they are placed on a pedestal and viewed as the embodiment of both success and happiness. The repercussions of preoccupations with weight and shape point to other outcomes though—increases in anxiety, depression, irritability, anger, frustration, suicidal thoughts and attempts and, of primary focus here, eating disorders.
It is the hope of the McGill Eating Disorder Program to draw attention to this issue and to provide assistance to people within the McGill community who struggle with eating pathologies. More specifically, McGill EDP aims to provide treatment services for McGill Students suffering from mild to moderate eating disorders in a non-hospital based setting and to provide outreach and prevention education to the McGill community at large.