Eating disorders are about more than food and body image

I’ve been living in France too long; my first thought was that this campaign was anti-Muslim.

But it is a good read on eating disorders. Here’s the kicker:

To untangle the social angle of eating disorders, we need to look beyond the mere existence of the thin imperative and look at what it says about the role of women: that we are to be perfect, controlled, managed and compliant — themes that come up repeatedly with eating disorder patients, themes that get to the crux of the matter more directly, without taking the meandering detour through our bodies.

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