BoingBoing once again snags an article of special interest to me (you may have to click though a registration page, sorry).
There is another resurgence of pro-ED sites out there. Go to Blue Dragonfly (the site in the above article who sells those inane baubles) and there is a list of 79 pro-ED sites in the web ring. Most of them, I've found, are still functional.
Certainly, I have nothing against people expressing themselves. I'm citing first amendment all over the place.
BUT BUT BUT...(this is my gut reaction, only edited for clarity and not for opinion or language)
You fucking idiots. You arrogant, snotty little bitches. So you don't eat because you're afraid to get fat. Or you've thrown up once or twice. Oh, and you've done it for, ooooh, a month. Or maybe a year. Big fucking deal. You're 15 years old and life is SOOOOOO hard and unfair. And you're thin and getting thinner, or stuffing yourself and not getting fat, and that makes it all better.
Listen chickiepoos, there will come a time, if you don't actually die from it, when you don't WANT to have an eating disorder. Oh yes there will. And then it'll be a daily struggle to get away from it. And yes, I know of what I speak. I'm running into 16 to 17 YEARS now. I'm still fighting it. It's hard.
I'll do something I haven't done in years, quote Metallica: "This thorn in my side is from the tree I planted." You want to be torn and wounded and damaged every single day for the rest of your life? Do you? Then keep it up. Go ahead and show your fucking solidarity in something that will subtract decades from your life. Go ahead, kill yourselves. Do it in front of the entire web-accessible world. I'm serious. You have every right to be as STUPID as you want and put it on display.
Women like me (and oh yes, women we are, not poser little girls who have never taken care of themselves or anyone else) will very likely have a similar reaction. Especially those who have been living with the same same horrible torturous voices for years and years.
An eating disorder is a show of weakness, cowardice and helplessness - not discipline, strength or courage. Not giving in to an eating disorder, fighting to stay recovered, is what takes the last 3 qualities. I know which I'd rather have.
So by all means you weak, cowardly mewling babies - show your solidarity with your pretty little beadies. The rest of us have a life to live. With hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry on top.
EVERYTHING tastes better than thin feels if you do it the wrong way, darlings.