If not for yourselves, for Us!
2007-10-18 01:40 pm UTC
I am making this post as a victim of Anorexia. I don't mean a victim of the plethora of medical and psychological issues which seem so very coincidentally related to the affliction, but, one of the overoccurence of devoutly skinny people who don't seem to understand just how unattractive the "Anorectic look" is.
I am a 16 year old male living in Victoria, Australia, and I quite honestly don't see the attraction to the "lifestyle" of Anorexia. I'm doing psychology at school and DSM-IV-TR classifies Anorexia Nervosa as a mental disorder. Now, this may be a biased claim based on the ridiculous looking anorectics who I have encountered, but, I believe that mental disorders as serious, life-threatening and downright unappealing as Anorexia has become should not be taken lightly, or, for that matter, as a lifestyle choice.
People need to eat to survive. This is a fact of life. People who don't or can't eat almost always end up in dire physical straits for it. A lifestyle of not eating is bound to end badly. For that matter, what options are there for the Anorectic? Modelling? That should get you by for a good long year before you're tossed aside by your agency. Physical labour? And break those poor, malnourished bones? anything with a computer? Of course! No difficult lifting, would probably last longer than a one month contract with Cosmopolitan Magazine for a few "after" shots. But, wait, don't you need a degree to get anywhere in the Information Technology industry? And what about the incredible inclination all the vain little skinnies have to sit in front of a computer and program a new tetris ripoff? Which is beside the point given how many anorectics have survived long enough to see University through. Well you can always turn to pornography. I'm sure there's a nice, lucritive niche of bone-crazed perverts out there just drooling after some nice, muscle-less, sunken-faced shells of human beings.
And then, of course, we come to the aesthetic issue: Anorexia Nervosa makes you look stupid. I can't remember a day when I haven't had to avert my gaze from a skeleton that walks on my way to my job at my local shopping centre (mall). How you people get dates I don't even want to know.
To any Anorectics who took the time to read this post, I thank you for your time, but, at the same time I implore you to turn your life around, eat something, if not to save yourself from a slow, malnourished death, then to win yourself the respect of one concerned Australian boy. Anorexia is becoming epidemic, and it is losing Western society its youth.