Friday, September 28, 2012

Ignoring Eating Disorders in Boys and Men

I thought this was an important article about how for a long time (and to some extent still today) we have thought of eating disorders as virtually solely a women's issue. While my understanding is that women are affected by eating disorders more often than men, as this article points out there are a lot more men than one might think that are in the same boat. The end of the article raises an important question: how much does our desire to think that men and women are inherently different blind us to problems that actually harm both genders significantly?

What thoughts do you have? I've certainly appreciated that the posts on this blog about ED have included a few from men.

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