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    Jesus and the Anorexic Suicidal Supermodels The family unit is one of the most cherished institutions of American society. Its function is one of philanthropy, to raise America's children in accordance with our accepted norms and various proscriptions and prescriptions. However, rising teenage pregnancy and juvenile crime seem to indicate that the American family is not doing this. Many Americans insist that a family is capable of producing a productive citizen in every instance and believe that

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    Pro-Ana Websites - Online Communities for Anorexics “Say it now and say it loud: I'm anorexic and I'm proud.” This is a rallying cry that some women suffering from anorexia, otherwise known as “pro-anas,” post to one another over the Internet. Pro-Ana, meaning pro-anorexia, is an Internet community of anorexics who have no desire to recover; rather they want to live their lives being “the best anorexic they can be.” Pro-ana websites are rapidly evolving to promote eating disorders as a lifestyle

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    Empowerment of Women in Sylvia Plath's Lady Lazarus and Eavan Boland's Anorexic Although the title foreshadows an extrinsic approach, this essay mostly features intrinsic analysis. Eavan Boland's "Anorexic" seems descendent from Sylvia Plath's "Lady Lazarus": the two share common elements, yet have significant differences. An examination of the poems' themes reveals that self-destructiveness can serve as empowerment for women. Plath explores Lady Lazarus' nontraditional view of suicide in

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    Anorexia

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    time to recover from. It causes many problems for teens physically and emotionally. "Teens become anorexic because they want to stay young and thin [ Jones, Derek p.34]." "Many anorectics start their starvation with a very rigid diet and then become obsessed with losing weight [ Claypool, Jane p.56]." .Their health becomes so damaged and malnutritioned from not eating. There are many places that an anorexic can get help from. For examples there are special hospitals they can stay at until they can get

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    Anorexia Nervosa

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    Could you imagine being so afraid of food and the possibility of gaining weight that you would actually starve yourself? Food and eating are pleasures of everyday life we take for granted. Having the life of an Anorexic person fills you with the constant fear of one thing….becoming fat. Eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa are slowly gripping a part of the female adolescent to young adult population. Although, Anorexia Nervosa has only been public since the 1970’s, records of the disorder go

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    The Skinny Dilemma

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    thin. The unfortunate consequence is that society's pressures to be thin cause girls to become anorexic. "The cultural explanation... postulates that anorexia nervosa is generated by a powerful cultural imperative that makes slimness the chief attribute of female beauty" (Brumberg 31). Most females think that if they are not slender, men will not find them attractive. One of my closest friends was anorexic for a year and a half, and even when she was down to eight percent body fat, she still thought

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    undernourished supermodels. In reality, out of one million women who attempt to be a model, only one will achieve supermodel status. These beautiful bodies and perfect facial features are relatively unattainable. By knowing this, why would woman become anorexic, go to the gym 3 times a day, or get breast enlargements and liposuction for a one in a million chance? Beauty is only skin deep? Ask the 56 percent of women and 43 percent of men that were surveyed by Psychology Today, who were dissatisfied

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    Anorexia Nervosa

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    percent of a normal body weight through self-starvation (NAMI 1). Ninety-five percent of anorexics are women between the ages of twelve and eighteen, however, “…in the past twenty years, this disorder has become a growing threat to high school and college students”(Maloney and Kranz 60). Anorexia produces a multitude of symptoms, and if not treated, anorexia can lead to permanent physical damage or death. Anorexic behavior is complex because it is all about the need for control. Someone suffering from

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    Family Structure in Eating Disorders

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    further studies must be conducted to identify distinguishing characteristics of anorexic subtypes and to determine whether these characteristics are of a causal or consequential nature (Minuchin, Rosman & Baker, 1978). Family focused treatments for anorexia nervosa have been developed based on accounts in family therapy literature of the "typical" anorexic or "psychosomatic" family (Weme & Yalom, 1996). Anorexic families may appear to have a perfect or ideal environment on the surface, but upon

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    Anorexia and Bulimia

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    onset, such as: personality traits, low self-esteem, and social and cultural influences (Costin, 21). Many anorexics have specific personality traits that urge them to refrain from eating. Many are perfectionists that will diet and exercise and not eat until their bodies are perfect. Unfortunately, however, he or she never thinks their body is perfect, and continues their destructive cycle. Anorexics that are perfectionists also tend to want to be in control at all times. Often , they feel as though others

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