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Her character on GIRLS is a little annoying but I really like what Zosia Mamet has to say in her column in September’s issue of Glamour. Not only does she share her personal struggle with anorexia but she talks about how our culture plays a large role in the development of eating disorders. When skinny is equated with happiness, it’s easy to justify unhealthy behavior. Her solution is to get people talking who have struggled with full blown disorders and what she calls the grey area of food control issues. I couldn’t agree more but of course this is easier said than done. I can think of at least two people who didn’t feel comfortable sharing their stories here because they were afraid an employer might find it. If we’re going to make any progress we have to get rid of the fear and the stigma and open up about our experiences. Again, much easier said that done, but if you haven’t, read her article here.