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"Bulimia is not a pretty disease. It does not bring the admiration of peers, as starving does. Writer's have spoken about "the moral superiority" of anorexia nervosa. Being able to starve is an "art" because it involves self-control. One feels so morally superior! Society admires starving women. Not so with purging out-of-control women! There is no moral superiority in throwing up your food after stuffing yourself."


  1. Abstaining from food is the same as abstaining from sex to a lot of people. Fasting is part of many religious holidays, and spirituality means the rejection of bodily desires. Anorexia as it sits as a disease is no more morally superior to any other disorder. Having fear of being fat isn't the same as self control and "cleansing your soul." The motives are completely different, yet they involve the same actions and yield the same results.

    Bulimia and Anorexia shouldn't be romanticized with this moral bull shit. I couldn't imagine that having either of them is poetic at all.


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