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Look at this! http://www.returnofkings.com/21313/5-reasons-to-date-a-girl-with-an-eating-disorder
if you can't move past this kind of thing, the internet probably isn't for you
There's a follow up piece saying they were trying to reduce stigma towards eating disorders...
If it isn't serious, it's still bad. Saps' post made me realise I should clarify that.
There's a lot of horribly misogynistic and quite obviously not ironic sites/forums out there.
Men are a shower of disparate individuals united by a shared physiology. Some are cunts though, that's true enough.
Tom Cruise's character in Magnolia. Judging by the comments under his later articles apparently it's actually satire?
those guys are really doing their bit for feminism
I'm not sure it's a men issue. people can be horrid full stop when it comes to eating disorders. When I was at my omost unwell, I found that girls were WAY ,more crueler than men. unbelievably so (at the time, when I didn't realise that seeing your ribs through your translucent skin wasn't a hot look, I asssumed it was because they were jealous of how amazing i looked in my heroin chic lyrcra slips. Now that I realise that i looked like the walking dead, I genuinely have no idea why they were so awful to me.)
So yeah- eating idsorders are grim. whether they render you fat or thin, the whole world can clock your pain just from looking at you, unlike other types of psychological distress. People don't think before being mean to peolple like this.
did i mention I was having rum?
There was a very attractive girl who clearly had an eating disorder and my mate, who could be the cruelest man after a few drinks, asked her, "When you look in the mirror do you like what you see?"
That was grim.
I'm, sure there are elemnent that creep into the gender politics arena, but that asid,e people as a who eare so thoroughly unforgiving.
My particvular favourite was -just eat a burger love.
Response in head- I've actually had seven this week, I've just offset them them with daily 10k runs, spin class and emetics.
acual response- soul withers a little more, and mental note to eat less tomorrow.
I am a bit evangelical on here about this stuff because of the above, but seriously- it takes me back to those feelings just even thinking about how people can be about body politics. I don't think the issue is treated with the gravity it deserves.
except to say while I've been out at lunch somebody appears to have cleaned my keyboard and things feel even more wonky than usual.