TW: ED commentary by someone who is probably a radfem.
because i don’t
i get that it’s a disorder/illness
but not only do they stand for and perpetuate everything that i am against, they also oftentimes drag other people down with them (younger siblings, friends, etc)
not eating for prolonged periods of time and then stuffing your face with chocolate cake once every other day is not fucking healthy
stop romanticizing it by referring to your will against eating as “strength”
you are doing exactly what society told you to
last i checked, that’s not strength at all
Not everyone with an eating disorder is starving themselves. This post is very confusing and disappointing.
I have one question for the OP: Are you incapable of using Google before you write, or are you just stupid?
Because you easily could have looked up a very basic, Wikipedia entry about eating disorders, and thereby discovered, as a start, that people do not choose to have an eating disorder. You “get” that it’s an illness, but you just don’t care, is what you mean. You may as well say, “I get that cancer is an illness, but they support Big Pharma, and I hate them for that.” Like, what the actual fuck?
People with eating disorders are incredibly ill, and they don’t want to be. There are many eating-disordered women (since that’s the group you’re focusing on; I can give a bet you didn’t give a single thought to the men who have eating disorders) who identify as feminists. None of them are doing this to fit into a patriarchy’s standard. For many of them, it’s not even about their appearance anymore; it’s about feeling as if they don’t deserve food or happiness. It’s an impulse not to eat, to purge, and to engage in other unhealthy behaviors.
You obviously have no idea what it’s like to be consumed with thoughts of food and your weight, even when you’re trying to accomplish meaningful things. You have no idea what it’s like to have a mental battle with yourself every time you pick up a single piece of fruit.
Eating disorders are not contagious, and anyone influenced by the habits of an eating-disordered person already had their own problems to begin with.
Stop being a fucking insensitive asshole, and next time you decide to call out an entire group of people based on a willful misunderstanding of the facts, at least try a group that isn’t suffering the excruciating trauma of a mental illness. Seriously, it’s like pistol-whipping a wounded puppy.