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Imagine having a disoriented image of yourself and thinking you look one way when in fact you do not People struggle with eating disorders every day they are extremely underweight but when they see themselves in the mirror they see a completely different image I find the topic of eating disorders very interesting and I wonder about many things concerning it Who develops an eating disorder and how do they develop it When I personally think of someone with an eating disorder I think of a rich white female If eating disorders were biochemical as some claim how can we account for their gradual spread across race gender and nationality How has eating disorders traveled across the worldThe first article I read was The Globalization of Eating Disorders by Susan Bordo she discusses the issue of eating disorders Previously people including me have always thought that only white rich females in America could have eating disorders The profile of a person with an eating disorder was typically someone had a micro-managing mom and who was a perfectionists She continues to talk about in Africa the image of a skinny person meant that they were poor and sickly Voluptuous women were considered healthy wealthy and women were encouraged to look that way Shockingly for many years South Africa would submit plump women into the world wide beauty pageant South Africa always lost and scored very low in the pageant They saw a picture from the media of a thin South African woman and in turn sent her to the beauty pageant the next year and she won Now women in South Africa believe that is what true beauty looks like and as a result are dieting and trying to be thin As previously stated most people believe that only women can have eating disorders but as Susan Bordo pointed out in this article the number of men trying to fix
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