Argumentative Essay On Eating Disorders

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Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate than any other mental illness, with anorexia being 12 times higher than any other causes of death in women between the ages of 15 and 24, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Teenagers and adolescents are growing up in a world full of mass media production: television, magazine, internet, movies, advertisement, etc. My best friend and I: both healthy girls-fell for societies ridiculous and awful standards of beauty. My friend (whom shall remain nameless) was a chubby girl-who was always made fun off about her weight; me, on the other hand slim, athletic never had any issues with my weight, but never thought I was pretty or beautiful. Being best friends: it was not out of the ordinary to experiment with eating disorders. Mind you, we were two naïve 12 and 13 year old girls. She wanted to stop getting made fun of I was obliged to help. This is when I say: advertising and magazine know how to target girls with low self-esteem. According to CQ researcher, about 35 million Americans have or will experience an eating disorders. Eating disorders have been around for centuries. St Catherine of Siena, was one of the known sufferers. She deprived herself of food to achieve a “saints-like” state (Hunt). She suffers from anorexia believing…show more content…
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