Sociological Effects of Anorexia and Bulimia
- Anorexia is not about food, but yet it is a mind problem with a deep impact of the people around.
- A study was done on the impact of anorexia on the family. It said that families find it difficult to live with a loved one who has anorexia. It places a constant strain on the entire family and the parents and siblings often struggle often with feelings of guilt, helplessness, anger, frustration, and isolation.
- Being born a woman brings an automatic role women everywhere are molded into, both by society as a whole and by individuals, including themselves. This role includes the archetype oe experiences and sexual objectification. As she starves herself, and anorexic's body becomes emaciated, and unwomanly. In this way she defies conventional gender, becoming neither male nor female
- Women with eating disorders describe feeling that they were never “good enough” and feeling as thought they could not live up to the expectations of others.
- Perhaps because their own needs were not appropriately responded to, they are uncertain of their own value and become preoccupied with satisfying the image they believe others have of them.
- Women want to try to appeal to society's expectation of being slim, therefore they will do whatever it takes to achieve that goal.
- Women who suffer from bulimia feel ashamed and disgusted with themselves, thus causing themselves to purge. They do this because of their expectation to being slim and tiny.