Remove the article "5 Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder".

Remove the article "5 Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder".

    1. Petition by

      Jamie Servidio

      Coral Gables, FL

To Whom It May Concern:

I’m not entirely sure your intentions in writing and electronically publishing the article titled “5 Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder”, but I am requesting you delete it immediately. Up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder today. Whether or not the article is serious, whether or not it’s a satirical commentary on how unattractive eating disorders are, there are real girls out there that look at themselves in the mirror everyday and hate themselves. Have you ever seen a girl stick her fingers down her throat because she feels like she ate too much at dinner? I have. Have you ever seen a girl with cuts on her wrist because she doesn’t understand why she’s still living? I have. Have you ever met a girl who stopped eating for a weekend because she thinks no one will ever find her beautiful if she’s not skinny? I have.

While you may think your article is witty, maybe humorous, and that your article only reaches a certain audience, you are most certainly wrong. It’s people like you and your publication that defame real journalists that actually have things of importance to share with the world, rather than articles like the one I am referring to above or “24 Signs She’s a Slut”, “20 Things Women Do That Should Be Shamed, Not Celebrated”, just to name a few. These articles are not fun, they are not of any kind of public importance, but merely sad attempts for you to gain some sort of sick and twisted following composed entirely on male bigotry.

As a member of an organization that works to promote positive body image for women, I want to tell you that statements like, "while they may have a “distorted body image” on the inside, that usually means staying trim and fit on the outside," are not remotely humorous because there are girls out there that will believe every word of this article. They’ll continue to believe that it is okay to keep purging and starving themselves because there are ignorant jerks like you in the world that glamourize eating disorders.

Please remove this article, its mere publication is a disgusting reminder to sane people that idiots like you exist in the world, the idiots that will perpetuate the popularity of eating disorders, which is something that I strive to help stop.

Sincerely,

An Emotional Eater

To:
Remove the article "5 Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder".

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 12,500 signatures
    2. BroBible publishes a rebuttle

      Jamie Servidio
      Petition Organizer
      A Pointed Rebuttal to ReturntoKings.com '5 Reasons To Date A Girl With An Eating Disorder'

      Editor's Note: Kyle is an avid BroBible reader who reached out to us and requested for us to let him write a rebuttal to the controversial post on Return to Kings entitled, "5 Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder," as the subject matter hit home. We obliged.]

    3. Reached 7,000 signatures
    4. Keep Sharing!

      Jamie Servidio
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to all that have shared, signed and commented. I am continually inspired every minute by the courage all of you have with sharing your personal stories and experiences. We can do this! So much progress has been made in 24 hours it is so unreal, and the support only continues.
      I wanted to share with all of you that returnofkings.com responded to all of the feedback the article has gotten, and it was just as appalling to me as the initial article. The editor of the website claims, "We are educating our masculine readers not to pass on eating disorder victims just because they have an illness, yet instead of receiving thanks, we’re receiving hate instead."
      KEEP SPREADING THE WORD. These guys are seriously misinformed, and I will continue to stand up for what so many of us believe in until some justice prevails.
      Much love and thanks,
      Jamie
      http://www.returnofkings.com/21637/publisher-response-to-the-eating-disorders-article

    5. Reached 5,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jacquelin Farquhar FRANKFORT, IL
      • 4 days ago

      because joking or not eating disorders are no laughing matter.

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    • Kevin Vautrinot PLYMPTON, MA
      • 7 days ago

      what possible reason could you have not to sign this?

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    • Joyce Crochiere WESTFIELD, MA
      • 7 days ago

      I'm signing because I have anorexia and this article is disgusting

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    • abigail frederick DAYTONA BEACH, FL
      • 7 days ago

      ive had an eating disorder and still struggle with it. this is absolute bullshit and disgusts every fiber of my being.

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    • Scott Walker SWAMPSCOTT, MA
      • 8 days ago

      Having seen friends suffer eating disorders, I know how difficult it is and it is certainly not to be joked about.

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