Whether you’re Michelle Obama or Meghan McCain or Jessica Simpson, laughed out of your Daisy Dukes, body image is a global superpower of an issue these days.
With nipped and tucked and Photo-shopped bodies beamed all over the world, no one is safe from impossible expectations and instant judgment.
Psychotherapist Susie Orbach says it’s driving us around the bend, leaving millions — even the svelte — as prisoners of “body hatred.”
Orbach counseled Princess Diana on bulimia. Now she’s taking on the world.
This hour, On Point: Susie Orbach on our bodies and our beleaguered selves.
Susie Orbach joins us from London. A psychotherapist and author, she has for years been a leading thinker on eating disorders, gender and body image, and is convener of the website AnyBody. Her books include "On Eating," "The Impossibility of Sex," and the bestseller "Fat Is a Feminist Issue." Her new book is "Bodies." You can read the introduction here.
This program aired on March 16, 2009.