In todays society men have an attractiontowards skinny women. The most gorgeoussuper models are thin and when other girls lookat them, they get jealous. Many girls see this, andview themselves as being overweight and have acomplex and a desire, which is to be skinny, thisdisease is called Anorexia. Anorexia is a disease,which affects mostly women and sometimesmen. Anorexia is when you think you are fat, andyou deprive yourself of food in order to beskinny.
They see themselves as being fat andwant to strive to be better than the "norm", andby that, being as skinny as possible. Theglamorous women are skinny and we see thiseverywhere in movies, fashion shows, television,magazines etc Lennard Davis describes normalcy as "Each ofus endeavors to be normal or else deliberatestries to avoid that state". (p47 Davis) We humansdo everything by comparison, whether it becomparisons between cars, weight, looks,money, and pretty much anything else you canthink of. Mostly all us strive to be better than"normal". Anorexia is a disease, which existswhen a person has a goal, a goal to look betterthan anyone else does. Anorexia in itself is a disability because they areunable to function like a normal person should.Order now
Their bodies physically deteriorate and they havea complex that is practically incurable. Anorexiaphysically ruins your skin because you are notconsuming any oils and the skin dries out. Withprolong Anorexia, females are prone to losingtheir ability to give birth because of malnutrition. Mentally it kills you because all you think aboutis how you look, and looks arent that importantin comparison to your personality. It is called theincurable disease because once someone has thiscomplex they can never really let they eat a fattyfood, or ever see them even a pound heavierthan they are.
When my sister was Anorexic, herdoctor asked her, "What would you do if I forcedyou to eat a Burger King french fry?" Sheresponded "Id kill myself". At one point sheweighed 97 pounds, and was 5 feet 10 inchestall. My sister fortunately has technically beencured because she eats normally but she stillwatches what she eats extremely carefully. "Any bell curve will always have at its extremitiesthose characteristics that deviate from the norm. So, with the concept of the norm comes theconcept of deviations or extremes.
When wethink of bodies, in a society where the concept ofthe norm is operative, then people withdisabilities will be thought of as deviants. This, aswe have seen, is in contrast to societies with theconcept of an ideal, in which all people have anon-ideal status" (Davis, p29)Davis is saying that there are many people whoare considered normal and want to be better thanthat. Anorexia deals with this because girls feelthey have to be skinny in order to be beautiful. Beautiful as in being prettier than "average"women are.
They want to be the ideal but thenthey stray away from it as they get into theextremes cases of anorexic they go toward thenon-ideal situation. Ideology plays a big part in this because withanorexia the girls strive to be skinny, and this istheir "ideal" situation. With anorexia they get totheir ideal stage and still have a complex ofthinking they are fat. They go far beyond theyideal stage and then the disease takes them farbeyond their desired state and get into an acutesituation. In my sisters situation it became sosevere that she had to put in a hospital and had tobe fed intravenously.
She weighed 97 poundsand was 510" at her worst. Anorexia is also caused by a stigma. We ask whydoes a person become Anorexic? One way aperson may become anorexic is by them beingalienated, or mentally abused due to their obesity. Having a stigma hurts a lot and sometimes peoplemust take extreme measures in order to fight thestigma and get on with their normal life.
AsGoffman says, society categorizes people andwhen people get into a category they are nothappy with they tend to repent and reform. Byreforming means whatever they much do to getthemselves happy with themselves and moreimportantly society. Although anorexia is notalways a complex that has to do with someonestriving to be skinny, it may just be a chemicalimbalance or depression that can cause thisaswell. "Society establishes the means of categorizingpersons and the complement of attributes felt tobe ordinary and natural for members of each ofthese categories. Social .