Take a deep breath, exhale. I want to share an article with you brought to my attention by a poster named “Mike Smith.”
Please read “The Haunting Myth of American Anorexia” and come back here to post your comments.
I will withhold my point of view until I have had a chance to read through this a few times (I like to ponder things for a while).
When Mr. Smith asked me to read this particular article, he also added the comment
“I hope you are as ticked off at all the recipe and food sites that cater to the biggest eating disorder of all in America: stuffing your face. It’s much more life and death than these girls’ cry for attention.”
This I am ready to comment on because I hear this type of opinion quite often. My response is simple;
- Obesity is a problem. Anorexia is a problem. Separate issues, separate solutions.
- Stating that anorexia is an attention getting scheme is mean spirited and ignorant.
This country really does have diverse issues with food, no doubt about that. My focus is eating disorders because I suffered at one time and I would like to use my dark days to do something good.
I am passionate and concerned about obesity, however being a spokesperson in this cause is not my calling.
I feel being a spokesperson for the “myth” of anorexia is my duty….mostly because knobs like yourself need to be set straight.
See ya Mr. Smith, next time, I hope you have the balls to post your real name.
PS Hammer him girls!