I found this article to be very eye opening for me and how I deal with the subject of obesity around my children. In particular, I liked how Coleman spoke about how she believed she could infiltrate the ranks of the nonfat and thereby establish her worth, how hating fat people is not inborn and how thin is never enough. First, Coleman explains how she was picked on as a child and how she started to believe what was being said and how much later she
The slender, “beautiful” women are regarded as influential, successful, and erotic. This being said, it is very much so based on facts and reason, also known as logos, in the aspect that real life is often viewed this way. Throughout Elementary school up to High school, no one wanted to be best friends with “the fat kid”. As the world already knows, girls and women in general seem to stress over their physical appearance and have been especially concerned about weight for many years now. The emotional effect media has on a woman’s mindset, or ethos, could very well send her overboard into what is commonly known as an eating disorder.
Lost Dreams: The Glass Castle One of the most important things that parents provide for their children is a stable background: a roof to sleep under, regular meals, and a sense of security. In fact, some turn to a faulty upbringing in order to explain violence, crime, drug abuse or general bad behavior in adult life. However, Jeannette Walls grew up with an alcoholic father and a shiftless mother, neither of whom provided for or protected their children. She was raised in a household where sufficient food was a rarity, traveling around from small town to small town, often living in conditions that to most would be unbearable; yet as an adult, she created a life for herself that she deems comfortable and stable. The Glass Castle is a stirring account of Walls’s childhood, her relationships with her family, and her ability to overcome all the hardships she was faced with.
The article that I found to relate to sexism at its finest is about Miss America, Carrie Prejean and her new breast. Not only did she receive free breast implants, but they were organized and paid for by the pageant, weeks before the Miss USA competition. If this doesn’t create an image of what women should look like I don’t know what does. So her boobs weren’t big enough so in order to have her fit in she received implants? This is disappointing to me.
It is dangerous, even people have been helped out of the obesity; the obesity will leave traces on their body. I had seen a girl who is 110kg in a Japanese TV show. She is lucky that she succeeded lose her weight from 110kg to 80kg. Whereas, her skin will stay flabby and will never recover. “I hope I never been that fat.” she finally said, with a low upset sound.
Throughout 38 years of living, being a single mother, working the same career for 17 years, and fighting breast cancer still has not strangled the liveliness from Daphne’s spirits. In the beginning, Daphne got pregnant with her first child at the age of 15. She and her son lived with her mother who offered little to no help with caring for her child. Daphne having received little assistance with raising her son, got her to her first job. Burger King, a minimum wage job, paid for daycare and everything her son needed.
Its a long walk for them to get where they need to go so they stay in there house. They take care of each other and try to servive. Everyone can only eat a little bit of food each day because they have no clue how long this storm it is going to last. The electricity goes out, then comes back on, the goes back out and so on. Miranda steps up and takes care her mom and two brothers.
Marla: All I remember from my childhood is hearing my mother yelling through the walls that I shared with them, or seeing her with a black eye or broken arm and not being able to take care of me; while my father takes off for couple of days or a week. I cannot recall ever having a family dinner with my parents that was argument free and heard laughter. Clinician (Dardree): How was the relationship between your parents? Marla: The relationship between my parents was toxic, but my mother loved him a lot. Now that I’m older, I think about it and still cannot understand why she did.
Most of the time males will never be diagnosed with any type of eating disorder. This is due to numerous different causes. One of the most occurring reasons is the fact that most doctors or healthcare providers are not traditionally trained to identify much less treat men with eating disorders. So even if seen by a doctor men will often be misdiagnosed with some other condition than with an eating disorder. This is because eating disorders are seen to be a “woman’s disease”.
“Experts feel one reason for the huge surge is that Adderall has been found to be popular because it not only helps females feel energized and more focused, but helps to cope with stress and lose weight as a perk” http://www.drugrehab.us/news/mothers-abusing-adhd-medications/ Much like, “Meth” Ritalin makes you feel unstoppable; mothers use it to curve their hunger seeing huge weight loss results in a short amount of time without any effort on their part no diet change or exercise is required because Ritalin kills the appetite slowing down the function of the stomach mothers that us Ritalin always feel full so they do not eat. Also, mothers have discovered that the drug gives them large amounts of energy that enables them to work a full eight hours completing the all the task that is required by their employer; take their children to their activities, with energy left over to cook and clean. Likewise, many mothers have reported feeling more focused and determined while on the drug. It may seem that Ritalin is a miracle drug that women all over the world have been looking for; however, “The effects of Ritalin, both adverse and desired, are similar to the effects of amphetamines. Like many substances, the effects of Ritalin are dose-dependent.