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Struggles with Anorexia http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1127710/Gifted-Cambridge- bound-student-dead-year-battle-anorexia.html January 2009 Cambridge Bound Student Found Dead After Two-Year Battle with Anorexia
The Story Alice Rae, a bright and beautiful 18 year old, was found dead in her parents home January 13, 2009. A straight-A student, Alice was offered a place to study economics at Cambridge. She was well-liked by all that knew her and was said to always be happy.
The Story Alice’s mother, who is a doctor, said “I do not know what caused her anorexia but in the last year she really deteriorated. We tried all sorts of treatment but nothing worked.” Alice was being cared for at the Eastleigh eating disorder clinic and by the end was under full-time NHS care.
Alice is thought to have suffered multiple organ failure due to her eating disorder. Anorexia represents 10% of all eating disorders yet has the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses - 20% of those affected die, and die young.
The Pressure to be Thin Aesthetics and appearance are learned early in life from family, peers, and the media. These are norms put onto us at a young age. Folkways We see super models and stars all over the media which sets a perception of what is considered “beautiful” This affects everyone in a different way Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribean)
The Pressure to be Thin When someone famous is not thin enough, the media makes a huge ordeal about it! Ex: Jessica Simpson last week “I think that the media puts too harsh of a spotlight on women in general, and I think it's a bummer” Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) commenting on Jessica’s “weight gain”
“Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.” –Anonymous