The harsh reality is we are to blame

21 Sep

This is an update on this post .

The Italian’s tried to tackle anorexia via an ad campaign using a naked billboard poster of a woman suffering from anorexia.

the harsh reality is this……..anorexia can kill you.

This is a heartbreaking video made by a sister who lost her sister due to anorexia……

I found a video from a young girl studying at Gresham College who has actually suffered from anorexia from the age of 12. She has some interesting views and some insight into the reasons behind anorexia and how she believe the media have much to do with the problem.

it’s also important to remember, men suffer from eating disorders too ……this video is shocking

If you need help, if you feel you are suffering, speak to someone, speak to a friend or even contact me….don’t suffer in silence.

The scary thing is there are thousands like him out there that if they don’t stop, they will die……

What’s even scarier is anorexia can affect pre-teens too. 😦 reason? US… Mum’s are too blame. We complain in front of our children re: weight…….we weight ourselves in front of our girls, they think they should be doing the same.

We say things like, ‘Oh, I can’t eat that chocolate. I’ll get fat’. Your 4 year old WILL pick that up.

Please, be careful.

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3 Responses to “The harsh reality is we are to blame”

  1. Snow September 22, 2010 at 7:22 am #

    It really is sad. Some women don’t realize how their daughters take what they say to heart and are actually damaging their self esteem. I make it a point to tell my daughters each and every day how smart, polite, beautiful and amazing they are just the way they are. I want them to grow up with good self esteem, love themselves as they are without worrying about what the world thinks is beautiful.

    • Babble September 22, 2010 at 11:36 am #

      Really sad…We must remember their minds are small, they are young. They look up to us, idolize us. If mummy thinks chocolate is bad, then it must be…
      Mashallah, you are a fantastic mum. What you say to your daughters… is exactly what I hope to say to mine in years to come, inshallah. We must remind them the girls on the TV, they are air brushed, no one looks like that in real life… This whole conversation has just reminded me of the Dove advert. Will post it now on my blog. Thanks for your comment, Snow 🙂

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