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    In Saints, sinners and standards of femininity: discursive constructions of anorexia nervosa and obesity in women’s magazines by Whitehead argued that within a patriarchal society, women have been traditionally disempowered due to the physical ‘ inferiority ‘ of the female body. This physical inferiority is conceptualized in terms of bodily strength, inferior to men ( Blood 2005). “The physical inferiority has rendered an image of female as being small, petite, frail, submissive, or otherwise non-threatening”(

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    The Causes and Effects of Anorexia When I think of anorexia, a few things come to mind. I think of really bad episodes of Beverly Hills 90210 and Baywatch in which females, ususally teenagers, starve themselves and take diet pills. The eating problem is always resolved within the timespan of one 30 minute episode. From the research I've done thus far on anorexia, I now know that this is a very unrealistic representation of what is actually a very serious disease. The purpose of this study is twofold

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    2013 was, to lift a phrase from Queen Elizabeth, a year I shall not look back on with undiluted pleasure. It was an annus mirabilis for the hideous (Putin, Assad, Cyrus), an annus horribilis for just about everyone else. Indeed, if the year didn’t imbue you with a deep and abiding dislike of politicians, pundits, and pop stars, then you weren’t paying attention, had long ago determined that they were all loathsome anyway, or just might consider lowering your Klonopin dosage. You see, the problem

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    left behind. This is some of a poem that one of my friends from my support group had shared on the first day. But I shouldn't get to far ahead of myself, my name is Ender Olson, and I suffer from a very serious disorder, it is called anorexia. Some may say that anorexia is not that serious, but it changed my life, and many others. It started around when I was 13, I had never really had to worry about my weight, I had a fast digestive system, and I never seemed to gain weight. But when I hit puberty

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    Legalization: Benefits of Medical Marijuana In recent news the state of Florida Supreme Court has approved medical marijuana initiative to go on the November ballot. Needless to say this decision has sparked a vast amount of controversy to say the least. Part of the American people want to legalize marijuana and part of the American people are against the legalization of medical marijuana. In this controversy I feel as though that marijuana should be legalize for medical benefits. There has been

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    Bulimia and anorexia is a growing epidemic in America. Bulimia and Anorexia can start at any age, but is most common between the ages of 11-17 years old. Of all the individuals that experience this illness only 50% of all of them are ever cured, and another 6% that suffer from this horrible illness will experience death. This illness has become very deadly to our young adults. Bulimia and anorexia can cause a distorted image in a persons mind because they truly believe they are overweight. In their

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    The Development of Eating Disorders “In the United States, as many as 10 million females and 1 million males are fighting a life and death battle with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, more than those suffering with HIV/AIDS” (Costin 23). A growing number of teenagers are unhappy with their bodies so they turn to eating disorders. Eating disorders involve dramatic changes in eating habits and are very serious and potentially fatal. The results of eating disorders affect biological,

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    Eating Disorders

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    are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and compulsive over-eating or binge-eating. The most dangerous eating disorder is anorexia nervosa. “Anorexia nervosa translates to “nervous loss of hunger”. It is a mental illness involving the irrational fear of gaining weight. Usually, the victim is a perfectionist, although he or she may suffer from a low self-esteem. In general, a member of the opposite sex triggers anorexia. The first disease resembling present-day anorexia is one called “Anorexia Mirabilis

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    What is Anorexia? Anorexia Nervosa, or, ana, is and eating disorder where people starve themselves. Anorexia usually begins in teens, or those nearing puberty. People with anorexia have extreme weight loss, usually 15% below the person's normal body weight. Anorexics have many varieties of losing weight, some of which include intake of laxatives, over-exercising, and not eating. Symtoms of Anorexia Physical Symptoms There are many symtoms of anorexia. Some are visible changes, like extreme

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    Pro-Anorexia Websites

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    Pro-Anorexia Websites Cyberspace, something that was once considered a fad, has developed into a tool that allows people struggling with anorexia to potentially find a sanctuary from the regulatory systems in popular culture that are applied to women’s bodies. Cyberspace provides an alternative space for women with eating disorders or body issues. The space created by cyberspace is potentially safer for women to meet because it allows anonymity while simultaneously being part of a community

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