A qualitative exploration of whether lesbian and bisexual women are ‘protected’ from sociocultural pressure to be thin

@article{Huxley2014AQE,
  title={A qualitative exploration of whether lesbian and bisexual women are ‘protected’ from sociocultural pressure to be thin},
  author={Caroline J. Huxley and Victoria Clarke and Emma Halliwell},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={19},
  pages={273 - 284}
}
Heterosexual women in Western cultures are known to experience body image concerns, dieting and disordered eating as a result of intense social pressures to be thin. However, it is theorised that lesbian and bisexual women belong to a subculture that is ‘protective’ of such demands. Fifteen non-heterosexual women were interviewed about their experiences of social pressure. Thematic analysis of their accounts suggests that such theorising may be inaccurate, because these lesbian and bisexual… 
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