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They are directly connected to pubertal maturation and the increases in body fat that... ... middle of paper ... ...hing else, we need to find compassion and understanding for the victims of eating disorders. While we work on helping these individuals, we must also fight the social forces that objectify and exploit female body image to the disadvantage of not only women, but of all humanity. No one profits if one half of the human race is being held under attack by socially constructed body images that are rooted in morbid intent and infantile fantasy. Bibliography Attie, Ilana and Brooks-Gunn, J. "Development of Eating Problems in Adolescent Girls: A Longitudinal Study," Developmental Psychology, 1989, vol.
It starts off with stereotypes of eating disease orders, to how these eating disorders began then develops to how these women are dealing with this problem now. The first three sections go straight to the topic but the last sections goes deeper. I am certain that the author’s purpose for her organization of the book, is to pro... ... middle of paper ... ...eir later years. Even though, this book is interesting is fails to give hope of a better future for other women. Even the women that go to meetings for their eating disorder are often discriminated against.
Such a person doesn’t even exist. For there is no perfect weight for which females should strive to achieve. Although there are many young females who will restrict what they are allowed to eat & when they are allowed to eat it. They will exercise compulsively and self effectuate vomiting. Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating are three of the major eating disorders that infatuate young minds.
Uncovering and discussing the pressures America puts on women. Such as size, clothes, sexuality all play roles in American women’s lives. Orbach claims that if you are a true feminist, being overweight symbolizes your disproval of society’s opinion on how women should be. Thus, she describes... ... middle of paper ... ...ates, and obesity in the second leading cause of heart disease. So do the women really want to take the chance of getting heart disease or dying from over weight just to protest the stereotypes of women that society has placed on them?
A pressure specifically about eating is that many women feel they must diet because of conversations about weight, size, and shape (Hoffmann 2). Another pressure that deals with weight, size, and shape specifically is television, magazines, and ads for diets, fitness, and cosmetic surgery. A woman only needs to turn on, open up, or catch a glimpse of these things to immediately feel pressured to be thin (Lemberg and Cohn 27). The other pressures society causes are pressures about public appearances and social events. Many women use food to calm their anxiety about certain social events.
In Susie Orbach’s essay, “Fat as a Feminist Issue”, she argues that being fat is a rebellion against western society’s view of women. She begins her essay by explaining how prominent the issues of obesity and dieting have become, and how these issues negatively affect women. “Almost inevitably, the explanations offered for fatness point a finger at the failure of women themselves…” (para. 2), Orbach contends. She suggests that feminism, on the other hand, aligns itself with the perspective that women suffer from compulsive eating, and consequently obesity, not due to faults of their own, but because of “those painful personal experiences [that] derive from the social context into which female babies are born…and develop…” (para.