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My name is Elaine Fraser and I am involved with the Anti-anorexia/Anti-bulimia League. We are a charity who educates, and creates awareness around disordered eating. We are also advocates for individuals who are struggling.

I have been battling anorexia for over 13 years. I am always seeking information for my personal battle and to educate others. What I am looking for is a feminist perspective on the continuum of disordered eating. I am writing a research paper for a college course. I have "Comsuming Passions" by Catrina Brown and Karen Jasper. It's a terrific book. I need similiar information to back up my argument about the incorrect pathologising of anorexia and bulimia, when society partakes in many of the same behaviors - a double standard! If you can direct me to any additional information --particularly on the Internet-- I would appreciate it immensely. I have been searching and searching and searching to no avail. I do have the information from the College Women's Handbook. Thank-you in advance. - Elaine

Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM--and for all of your work to combat anorexia and bulimia. As far as a feminist perspective--you could try Naomi Wolf's The Beauty Myth and Joan Blumberg's Fasting Girls. The latter includes many resources for those who are anorexic and bulimic.

On a more personal note, I'm sorry to hear about your struggle with anorexia, but happy to know that you are brave enough to share your experiences. That is the best place to start to educate people about the problem and to work on solutions. Your honesty alone will benefit many people.

Good luck and let me know if you need more information.


Amy

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