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Loud Vic's avatar

Report | 03/18/2010 2:47 am

Loud Vic

Your french sucks.
Ragdoll Complex's avatar

Report | 11/09/2009 10:59 pm

Ragdoll Complex

Thank you! It's a topic I'm passionate about. Not only Anorexia, but eating disorders and psychological ills at large. My sister looked at me today as I was rambling on about Dissociative Disorder and said, "...Have you ever considered psychology?" sweatdrop

EDs in particular, though, really hit me close to home. I don't mean to sound pretentious, but I do consider myself a fairly intelligent person. At the very least, I'm able to manipulate words in a manner that might suggest I am. wink So it truly upsets me when I hear some of the things people say about those afflicted with eating disorders. Particularly that they are nothing but vain pursuits of a media-induced vision of beauty, or that people with EDs are stupid. I think the worst was the continued insistence from someone that anorectics are evolutionary faults, and they are mistakes of nature. His reasoning was fundamentally lacking, not that he'd ever admit it.

I was literally thinking of creating this entry for months. I read "The Golden Cage" back in December or January, and then I saw we had a Golden Cage and a Skeleton here. I hesitated because... Well, it's not the most fancy avatar ever entered, and it's a topic that is often met with high amounts of disregard and disdain. Mostly, I think I feared what Gaians would think of me rather than my entry. I was on Youtube last week, though, and saw a comment on a video saying all Anorexics should be kicked to death. After that, I really couldn't help myself. I'm so tired of society's misconstrued assumptions and the stigma attached to having an ED. I really believe more people would seek help if others were more aware and understanding. Knowledge is power, I guess. And not only about Bulimia and Anorexia, but also the (newly official) Binge Eating Disorder and EDNOS.

...Gosh, I'm sorry. This topic really gets me rambling. :blush: I just feel so strongly about it, and at the same time utterly helpless. If all I can do to try and change the world is ramble endlessly and make arena entries, then I guess that's what I'll do. Sorry to ... er... 'talk' your 'ears' off!
lemontango2's avatar

Report | 07/21/2009 3:52 am


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