Comparison Contrast on Anorexia and Bulimia

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Starving for Acceptance In today’s society, where physical characteristics are used to measure beauty and success, people are willing to push their bodies to extremes to achieve physical perfection. As an overweight woman, I may be considered a failure of society’s beauty test. However, my high self-esteem and acceptance of my body allows me to not be disturbed by what, to some, may seem as a sign of failure. Unfortunately, there are people …

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…and treatment can effectively manage the disorder and help bulimics look forward to a normal life (“Bulimia Nervosa” 3). Anorexia and bulimia are not diseases discussed everyday. More discussion is done about the disadvantages of being overweight than those of being underweight. As long as society continues to embrace the thin and use them as the model of perfection, the number of people who truly suffer from these very serious eating disorders may never be known.