'Stories Of Women, Food And Power'

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Suicidal thoughts normally start first with health risks. Young people instantly start thinking they have to do whatever it takes to get the perfect body. So they start to quit eating, forcing themselves to throw up, or over exercising. According to the article “Stories of Women, Food and Power” by Christine Larkin and Helen Tayler, “37% of girls of a normal or low weight believed themselves to be overweight and 72% of girls believed their ideal figure to be thinner than their current figure.” Women thinking like this also lead to mental health issues. They believe when they look in the mirror they are fat and overweight, but when other people look at them they see a perfectly normal weight girl. These young women think themselves into overweight.

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