Poisoning the Internet with its bald-faced misogyny and malice, a blog post that lists " 5 reasons to date a girl with an eating disorder " has triggered an outpouring of outrage on social media sites this week. Posted Nov. Understandably, the post has triggered a firestorm online, with people of all stripes slamming the list's author for mocking and invalidating the trauma and sickness that people with eating disorders experience. For starters, eating disorders are not 'white girl problems' -- I know girls and boys of all races who suffer from eating disorders. And anorexia is not about vanity. Wow, really?
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Dating can be nerve-wracking for anybody. But throw an eating disorder into the mix and it can feel impossible. Eating disorders are often secretive and isolating, and dating involves sharing ourselves. Recovery is a long journey with twists, turns, and occasionally relapse. Eating disorders affect people physically, psychologically, and socially, so they can touch on nearly every aspect of our lives. Dating has a special way of highlighting our self doubts and fears, so it can be especially rocky territory to navigate.
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For about two years I went through everything, from periods of not eating, to binging and on rare occasion, purging — and I thank my lucky stars I got out of that hell every single day. Food is everywhere and unavoidable. An eating disorder is not about trying to look good for a partner.
By Becky Evans. A blogger who caused outrage by advising men to date women with an eating disorder says he is bemused by the 'female histrionics' the controversial article has provoked. The blog tells men to date anorexics and bulimics because they 'cost less money' and 'her obsession over her body will improve her overall looks'. Author Tuthmosis says people offended by his blog advising men to date women with eating disorders need to get 'perspective'. The writer, who has not revealed his real name, says he receives daily threats of death, 'violence' and 'mutilation'.