Tapati (tapati) wrote,

You Can't Tell By Looking

As society grew more aware of eating disorders, those of us who were fat or very thin began to hear that we MUST have an eating disorder. Meanwhile the average-sized person with an eating disorder went unnoticed. It's not our place to diagnose other people.

For those of you who are genuinely concerned about a friend, there are lists of observed behaviors you might consult but don't base your talk on their body size. Not if you want to keep them as a friend.

Why You Can’t Tell If Someone Has An Eating Disorder Just By Looking At Them

See also

Lindy West on How Eating as a Woman Is Like Being Under “Surveillance”

Tags: body image, diet, eating disorders, fat acceptance, fat phobia, looksism, weight loss

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