Eating disorders are affecting not only white american women.
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Eating disorders around the World
Bordo, Susan. “ The Globalization of Eating Disorders” The McGraw Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller. 11th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2011 723-726. Print.
In this essay written by Susan Bordo, goes in depth not just about eating disorders, but what is happening around the world. Young girls have this image set in the mind that they need to look like. Women want to look like these models, actresses that are showed all over the technology. This girl saw herself looking to Christina Aguilera, Pink, etc. and she hated herself for not looking like that. Bordo says that you wouldn’t see her as black, Asian, or Latina, but she is this black woman who suffers from anorexia. When we hear of someone with an eating disorder you think of a white women, but it suffers around the whole world with women of many different cultures. In the world today we have so many images that we can get a hold of and look through which is causing women to want to be someone else. Eating disorders are affecting Black African, Asian and even Latina women, not only white American women. With fast food restaurant on every corner obesity is increases, but now we see fat people as looking awful. We would think that it only affects women, but men are also being affect by eating disorders. If we start teaching our children the sooner than maybe we can solve some problems of eating disorders and women thinking they need to look like these other people.