Eating Disorders

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Claim: Women will do anything to be “skinny”, even if it means risking there own lives. Support: According to my research, statistics show that women are more likely than men to develop an eating disorder, which will eventually lead them to their deaths due to eating deficiencies. Warrant: Women are very insecure about their physical appearance because the media (which is the main source of advertisement) has a lot of images of “beautiful, skinny” models with flawless skin and amazing physiques. This will influence them to eat less in order to be skinny and beautiful. Backing: Eating disorders can starts as early from our child hood. Little girls love Barbie’s and want to be just like Barbie. They grow up to believe that the key to being pretty is by being thin. Statistics show that 81% of ten-year-old girls experience a fear of being fat and 42% of 1st through 3rd grade girls say they wish they were thinner. Rebuttal: An eating disorder is a disease, not a choice.

Qualifiers: Women are greatly influenced by the media and fashion on how they should look.
This cartoon shows a skeleton posing with a large scythe, wearing a pink bikini with matching heels and a bob cut. At the top of this picture, there is a phrase that says “Beauty to diet for” emphasizing the letters D-I-E in the word diet. The message being drawn from this image is that many women are convinced to believe that being skinny is beautiful. This motivates them to go and lose weight, even when they don’t have to. Eating disorders are dangerous illnesses that can be very life-threatening. Many Americans across the country either have dealt with an eating disorder or have a loved-one who is or has suffered from an eating disorder. Women tend to be more likely to have an eating disorder. The reason why is because women are very insecure about their physical appearance. Society has grown to have a more critical perspective on women, making women believe that they should look and act a certain way....
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