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Author:  SomeAussieChick [ Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:35 pm ]
Post subject:  'manorexia'

a couple of days ago i was watching the morning news and there was a story about 'manorexia' as they call it. they were saying in america, it was once thought that 10% of anorexia sufferers were male but now the figure is more like 25%

ive spent the last hour trying to find the article but this was the closest I could find

http://www.smh.com.au/news/life--style- ... 31038.html

Author:  Wolf [ Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:32 am ]
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It must be really hard for boys/men to find support when they have an ED. Most people think it´s a female problem. "Men don´t have EDs".

Author:  belle [ Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:16 am ]
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Yeah, it is a lot harder for guys - i know three guys with eds, and i think that it's hard for them to even get people to take them seriously when they do say they have an ed.

i am so sick, though, of people putting 'orexia' on the end of all sorts of eating disorders. men/boys get anorexia and bulimia too and it's ok to call it that.

Author:  pissedstrawberryshortcake [ Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:17 pm ]
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belle wrote:
Yeah, it is a lot harder for guys - i know three guys with eds, and i think that it's hard for them to even get people to take them seriously when they do say they have an ed.

i am so sick, though, of people putting 'orexia' on the end of all sorts of eating disorders. men/boys get anorexia and bulimia too and it's ok to call it that.


I've known several men who have admitted to having or having had eating disorders as well and I agree that it can be harder for them. The stereotype is that men with eating disorders are gay or athletes and the ones I have known have been neither. Eating disorders happen. They aren't choosy who they choose to bully and torment.

I am also sick of media stick the "orexia" suffix onto words: "manorexia," "drunkorexia." It is really insulting. People develop eating disorders. It happens, I wish with all of me that it didn't, but it does. Using that suffix really only serves to minimize the problem.

That wasn't meant as an attack on anyone for using it, I think most people at WBB are in agreement about it, but it does kinda get under my skin.

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