Bounce, speech,curls, complex, temporize,1960s, insert, rush, tag, unknown, svelte.
It was the 1960s, an icon for the times was the more than svelte, Twiggy, sometimes referred to as a walking stick. There was no bounce in her step, she had few curls and seemed to have a nongendered appearance.
This phenomenon contributed to a dangerous trend where perfectly normal sized teenagers started harsh diets with disastrous side effects.
At the time there were no authoritative figures rushing in with speeches trying to temporize the situation. Only a few doctors had begun to tag the complex effects of bulimia, anorexia or BED.**
Parents of these girls failed to insert their advice because these diseases were relatively unknown and not yet recognized as mental illness.