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Gender socialization depicts how women are valued by their physical attributes, however; men are valued by their success and achievements. (Arnaiz) Also, the objection theory states how women are often objectified for physical attributes, and therefore have developed a sense of worth based on these attributes. (Fairburn) Social Interactionism shows the relevance of an individual’s issues with body weight and how this consequently affects the larger society. Justification Western society places high importance on thinness that is equated with beauty and success. Eating disorders are defined as a persistent disturbance of eating behavior or behavior intended to control weight, which significantly impairs physical health or psychosocial functioning.
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