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Feminist theory helps anorexia sufferers

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OlennasWimple Mon 13-Nov-17 21:08:28

New study reported here in the Telegraph suggests that feminist / gender critical theory helps anorexia sufferers understand the societal pressures that they face and aid their recovery.

Excellent news! Maybe the NHS should prescribe courses of Simone de Beauvoir and Germaine Greer as preventative medicine for all young girls?

woman11017 Mon 13-Nov-17 21:40:33

Yep, agree Olenna "Fat is a feminist issue" by Suzy Orbach had a powerful message for me as a teen. Still does. smile

HerSymphonyAndSong Mon 13-Nov-17 21:42:38

Yes it definitely helped me

MissMoneyPlant Tue 14-Nov-17 00:51:23

Well it's certainly helped me with my mental health - although not anorexia. I was diagnosed with, basically hysteria, aka BPD. Funnily enough I needed to listen to the anger, not suppress it...

Would be nice if there was some awareness of feminism and the challenges women face, in NHS mental health care... especially awareness of abusive relationships.

Ava6 Thu 23-Nov-17 06:33:26

Feminism needs to be a part of mental health treatment and the school curriculum. I never had an eating disorder but had body hair and sexuality related OCD for a long time - until I discovered radical feminism. Just like the poster above - it has totally freed me. I have zero body concerns anymore. Anorexia is a 100% patriarchally induced disorder.

diddlemethis Thu 23-Nov-17 09:36:20

If it works for anorexia, imagine a world where they gave the other fashionably body dismorphic/gender confused kids, books to read rather than cancer drugs then sterilisation surgery. Sigh.

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