Anorexia is characterized by an all-controlling desire for thinness. There are various cognitive changes that occur when someone is suffering from anorexia. For instance, they tend to have poor body image (to an extreme), they have high overestimations of weight/proportions, and they tend to hold perfectionist attitudes. Furthermore, people suffering from anorexia have false perceptions of how to attain perfection. Although anorexics do eat, they eat extremely small portions of food. They often don’t feel disordered and believe that anorexia is healthy and being thin is perfection. Sometimes, sufferers of anorexia will think that those who comment negatively on their weight or physical appearance are just jealous or they don’t know what it means to be healthy.
Díaz 3 4. What is the difference between erotica and pornography? Erotica is the Greek word for “love poem”. Erotica may have artistic value, and involves mutuality, and respect. Erotica refers to portrayals of sexually arousing material that holds or aspires to artistic or historical merit. Erotica is the positive evaluation of sexually explicit materials whereas “pornography” is perceived as sexual acts with little or no artistic value. Essentially, pornography is erotica that is considered “obscene”. However, the definition of what one considers obscene varies among persons, cultures, and eras. This leaves legal actions by those who oppose pornography open to wide interpretation. 5. If I said all sex workers performed their job on the street and were coerced into the work at a very young age, what would be incorrect about that statement and why? Street based workers (outdoor sex workers) only make up 10% of prostitutes in the United States. They are often homeless, may be adolescent runaways, or escaping domestic violence and are more likely to have substance abuse problems than non-street-based workers. Outdoor sex workers have a very young average age of entry into the work (often between the ages of 14 and 16). Outdoor sex workers are often forced or coerced into the job but this is not the average for indoor sex workers, particularly in legal work environments. 90% of sex workers are indoor sex workers who work at licensed brothels, erotic massage places, or work as escorts.
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