Eating Disorders And The Ugly Truth Essay

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Eating Disorders and the Ugly Truth

Lynn Crilly once stated “Anorexia is not an illness of the body, it is an illness of the mind”. This quote is the true definition of the issue at hand, eating disorders have become a clear issue in this country for decades. There are many unanswered questions that relate to this disease, one being how does the exposure to media, wealth and the people in our communities have affected the choices and decisions our young people who are battling this disorder? The media’s portrayal of body images causes a mental complex with people. Along with the social standing within a communities such as the African-American and Caucasian communities. Also there are many differences in financial standings in this country that has an effect on this disease whether the individual is rich or poor. In this dictation I will explore and answer how theses exposures have an effect on the people with eating disorders.
“To all the girls that thinks you’re fat because you are not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one its society who’s ugly”. Marilyn Monroe spoke these brave and powerful words, calling society out on its judgmental views upon the female body. Marilyn Monroe who was in the television and movie spotlight has gained mass appreciation for her thoughts about what a real woman really does look like. Since the beginning of the film and television era the different versions of beauty has caused a spike in the…

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