Well, if you want to split hairs rather than be satisfied with the gestalt of what's being discussed, we can do that.
Originally Posted by Salomé
Eating Disorder Diagnostic Criteria from DSM IV-TR
307.1 Anorexia Nervosa
* Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and
height, for example, weight loss leading to maintenance of body weight less than 85%
of that expected or failure to make expected weight gain during period of growth,
leading to body weight less than 85% of that expected.
* Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight.
* Disturbance in the way one's body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence
of body weight or shape on self evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of the current
low body weight.
* In postmenarcheal females, amenorrhea, i.e., the absence of at least 3 consecutive
menstrual cycles. A woman having periods only while on hormone medication (e.g.
estrogen) still qualifies as having amenorrhea.
Restricting Type: During the current episode of Anorexia Nervosa, the person has not
regularly engaged in binge-eating or purging behavior (self-induced vomiting or misuse
of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas).
Binge Eating/Purging Type: During the current episode of Anorexia Nervosa, the
person has regularly engaged in binge-eating or purging behavior.
At 5'6" and 135 lbs, she is not underweight. She does not seem to mention any behaviours related with anorexia. She almost appears the opposite, in that she wishes to gain but cannot. I'm not familiar with any terms to capture that desire.
I do agree with the essence of what you're saying, but transgender was not a common-usage or accepted term either. It has only become so.
I think using silly expressions like "transfat " (in an attempt to equate dieting with transitioning gender) is more likely to mean any important message (e.g. about body-image pressures) gets lost or diluted.
Yes, you make another good point. I can be pretty flexible when putting myself in another person's shoes, but admittedly, this one does leave me scratching my head a bit.
I certainly could never take anything seriously written by someone who claims:
"I'm doubly oppressed because I'm a fat woman in a thin woman's body!"
I mean, that's a world of
I found this intriguing:
I'm not sure this is the case. Western society in particular is rife with opportunities to gain weight. There's this continual pull to indulge oneself yet restrict oneself.
The fact that our society is structured around keeping me thin is oppressive.
I also kind of want to tell her to wait until she's rounding 40, it won't be hard to gain weight then!
But seriously, body shaming is a legitimate concern prevalent in our society. If anything, her posts point to some seriously distorted programming in that regard.