Disability Essay

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In today’s society men have an attraction towards skinny women. The most gorgeous super models are thin and when other girls look at them, they get jealous. Many girls see this, and view themselves as being overweight and have a complex and a desire, which is to be skinny, this disease is called Anorexia. Anorexia is a disease, which affects mostly women and sometimes men. Anorexia is when you think you are fat, and you deprive yourself of food in order to be skinny. They see themselves as being fat and want to strive to be better than the "norm", and by that, being as skinny as possible. The glamorous women are skinny and we see this everywhere in movies, fashion shows, television, magazines etc…

Lennard Davis describes
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This, as we have seen, is in contrast to societies with the concept of an ideal, in which all people have a non-ideal status" (Davis, p29)

Davis is saying that there are many people who are considered normal and want to be better than that. Anorexia deals with this because girls feel they have to be skinny in order to be beautiful.
Beautiful as in being prettier than "average" women are. They want to be the ideal but then they stray away from it as they get into the extremes cases of anorexic they go toward the non-ideal situation.

Ideology plays a big part in this because with anorexia the girls strive to be skinny, and this is their "ideal" situation. With anorexia they get to their ideal stage and still have a complex of thinking they are fat. They go far beyond they ideal stage and then the disease takes them far beyond their desired state and get into an acute situation. In my sister’s situation it became so severe that she had to put in a hospital and had to be fed intravenously. She weighed 97 pounds and was 5’10" at her worst.

Anorexia is also caused by a stigma. We ask why does a person become Anorexic? One way a person may become anorexic is by them being alienated, or mentally abused due to their obesity.
Having a stigma hurts a lot and sometimes people must take extreme measures in order to fight the stigma and get on with their normal life. As

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