Feeding women with animal metaphors that promote eating disorders in the written media
AbstractThis paper looks at animal-based metaphors used by the written media in order to convey negative messages about the relationship of women with food. By analyzing a corpus of met-aphors extracted from different sorts of publications, which include newspapers and maga-zines, this article tries to shed some light on how such figurative usages together with their visual representation may contribute to women's body dissatisfaction, thin ideal internalization and disordered eating.
López-Rodríguez, I. (2016). Feeding women with animal metaphors that promote eating disorders in the written media. Linguistik Online, 75(1). https://doi.org/10.13092/lo.75.2517