Eating disorders tend to go beyond the boundaries of having to be skinny with restricted-eating customs (most seem to get attached to their owner emotionally ). That’s to say – the emotional factor is often the instigator behind a woman believing she is fat, overly fat, or even verging on the side of being fat.
Psychological factors often provoke an anorexia sufferer to behave absurd by restricting their eating habits; thus, causing an inadequate intake of calories, minerals, and nutrients, etc., the body so needs to stay healthy. Even starving by an anorexia sufferer isn’t such an unusual practice, together with purging (eating, followed by forced/self-inflicted vomiting after-wards). Other symptoms may include: obsessive exercise, and the use of laxatives to help themselves lose-weight.
So why does anorexia affect more women than men?
The”press” has much to do with anorexia, as each time one watches the t.v., or flips through a magazine – the something that becomes evident is -“the ideal look,” where skinny women are”glamorized,” and obese women are”looked-down upon” (a element that can propel a woman [or child] into believing she may be looked-down upon if she doesn’t exhibit the same perfect profile the public asks for.
Girls are different to men with regards to beauty – remember, many women won’t leave the house in the morning without putting their makeup on first (for the fear of not being regarded as beautiful [a psychological aspect that men don’t have to live with]). Additionally, it’s fairly commonly known – a man may have two or three pairs of shoes in the cupboard to combine with their garments, whereas a woman may have a few dozen pairs of shoes in theirs (again a psychological element for women, also considered an unnecessary aspect of life for most guys ]).
“Many” being the operable word here, as a small proportion of men do actually suffer from anorexia. However, several of that small percentage work in what are regarded as”women’s jobs” by most men – dancers, and models, etc., and where there’s a need to be fit and slim (although they do exist – fat manufacturers and versions are not commonly called for from the public eye).
Some women are naturally thin/skinny, so no real work is needed in exercise and dieting. But for most of us (the audience ) that is not the case, and where not even with dieting and exercise would we end-up using a finely sculptured
Body as those that can be observed on the t.v., and in the many magazines which may be seen at the local paper shop.
As a result of this, for a small percentage of women, the only option to get the perfect body is to eat less. But a psychological factor seems to set-in on this trip where the perception of what’s perfect/slim/skinny gets distorted (at this stage, less food is consumed, in order to become even skinnier – or more perfect because it is seen).
Also, subconsciously, an anorexia sufferer might even feel like they have accomplished something great by being able to control their eating (or at least that is what they believe they are doing). More often than not, the same person will be so preoccupied with their eating habits (weight-loss), they may even forget about other important things in life, or might simply avoid doing all of them together.
It is thought that anorexia sufferers feel a great sense of achievement because they’re able to exercise an extreme degree of willpower on what they eat (or more so what they do not eat) and their weight (other motives for anorexia eating disorders may be heredity).
Conclusion – The simple fact is that the press, tends to bring out the inbuilt weakness of a small fraction of girls for the need to be perfect (beautiful), which is nothing more that a psychological aspect that’s less important to men.