Letter to the Editor | Monday, September 7, 2009
Eating Disorders are not art. Emaciated women are not art. Death and destruction are not art. However, the administration of the Snite Museum apparently disagrees. By promoting Lauren Greenfield’s documentary, Thin, which follows four young women in a residential treatment facility for eating disorders, as art, they are equating a deadly mental illness with mere entertainment. The advertising for this exhibit fuels the obsession of many women and men with dieting, exercise, and body image. I strongly urge the Snite to reconsider its vast advertising campaign and even the exhibit itself for the sake of the mental and physical health of the students of the University of Notre Dame.
Morgan C. Caudle
Class of 2009