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Unformatted text preview: eating and not putting emphasis on extravagant things such as food. As much as these aspects of culture affect both men and women, each gender is affected in a different way and follows different ways of obtaining their desired physique or handling their eating disorder. For example, women bulimics are more apt to eat small portions in public and binge in private, whereas men are more apt to do exactly the opposite and binge in public places or with fellow men. Bordo also brings up the point that women are pressured into eating less because of embarrassment, or are self-conscious about themselves when they eat things like ice cream in public, and more often then not will refuse food all together. Overall, Hunger as Ideology brings up the complexity of the medias influence on men and women and how society reacts as a whole to such a mainstream way of thinking....
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2008 for the course ENGLWRIT 112 taught by Professor Mccord during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Fall '08