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

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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.


An Emotional Eater

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