affected most regions it will affect but if not still has far to spread. Also, that it has to do with human biology, your own sexuality. Still to this day, medicine has no cure for the disease. The second essay, “The Globalization of Eating Disorders,” by Susan Bordo, addresses the issue of eating disorders and the spread of them across the globe. This essay starts off with the focus on the young girl, who stares in the mirror, weighing exactly what she should at her height, and still feels big. She continues to compare herself to other people who have the “perfect body.” She doesn’t ever feel good about herself. She starts to have develop a self-hatred and shame of her body instead of loving and appreciating who she is. Then the story asks you who you pictured when reading the story above. The essay relates eating and body image problems “shaped by People magazine and Lifetime movies, she’s probably white, North American, and economically secure.” (Bordo) The author goes to explain this normally happens with a girl who has grown up in a home where food wasn’t an issue, money came easy, and college wasn’t a choice. The story then goes to explain African-American, Tenisha Williamson, suffers from anorexia and feels like a disgrace to her race. She says as an African-American, you are meant to embrace your “bigger” body and love yourself for it. Then, that body image and eating disorders is transitioning even to other genders, races, and cultures. It has become a world-wide issue and the author explains why. The common solution in each essay is finding a solution to the problems that each essay talks about. They are both alike in finding solutions for two different diseases that are faced worldwide. Whether it’s AIDS or an eating disorder, it is a disease that needs a cure. The common theme is sort of that a disease doesn’t define who you are as a person, even if it changes how your body is. Also, that there is a common effort to find and help cure both diseases.
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