Billionaire Jack Dorsey shared his best “wellness tips” with a podcast and started the whole Internet talking about how he eats only one meal a day and fasts every weekend. Because when teenage girls do it before prom, it’s an eating disorder… but when (very rich) Thin White Guys do it, it’s… still a f*cking eating disorder.
Starvation isn’t a lifestyle choice. It isn’t a wellness plan. It’s not self care. It’s desperately sad and dangerous. And we have to recognize that, no matter who is evangelizing to us, even if they’re a source we equate with gravitas or intelligence. “Man” is not code for nutrition expert. Men create and perpetuate diet culture. And men get eating disorders, too.
I’m not gonna link to any of the articles about Jack because we shouldn’t be glamorizing this nonsense. But oh hey, here’s my Bitch Media piece on how Thin White Guys invented wellness/diet culture.