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Added…was the association of female sexuality with sexual voracity, weakness, an inability to control one’s physical appetites, one’s hungers, one’s needs. It has been argued that food and eating have replaced sex as our foremost cultural taboo. To some extent I agree with this but would point out that the taboo is not against food, or sex, or flesh, but against a loss of control. Our most hallowed virtue in modern society is self-control, personal “power.”
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Puberty is a perverse rite of passage in contemporary culture….You want to scream with horror as visions of cellulite dance in your head. Girls, Becoming Women, being to emulate the older women in their lives. They diet. They borrow their mothers’ vocabulary, expressions, mannerisms. Between poring over the mysteries of long division and playing kickball at recess, they also discuss, in weirdly adult voices, “keeping their weight down,” with that regretful knowing smile. They pinch their bellies, announcing, “I’m not eating lunch today, oh, no, I really shouldn’t.” Becoming a Woman means becoming someone dissociated from, and spiteful toward, her body. Someone who finds herself always wanting.
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It is crucial to notice the language we use when we talk about bodies. We speak as if there was one collective perfect body, a singular entity that we’re all after. The trouble is, I think we are after that one body. We grew up with the impression that underneath all this normal flesh, buried deep in the excessive recesses of our healthy bodies, there was a Perfect Body just waiting to break out. It would look exactly like everyone else’s perfect body….Somehow we, in defiance of nature, would have toothpick thighs and burgeoning bosoms, buns of steel and dainty firm delts.
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We were…scrutinizing one another’s bodies from the corners of our eyes, in a manner similar to the way women at a gym are wont to do, as they glance from one pair of hips to their own. Finding themselves, always, excessive. Taking more than their fair share of space.
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I fell for the great American dream, female version, hook, line, and sinker. I, as many young women do, honest-to-God believed that once I Just Lost a Few Pounds, suddenly I would be a New You, I would have Ken-doll men chasing my thin legs down with bouquets of flowers on the street, I would become rich and famous and glamorous and lose my freckles and become blond and five foot ten.
Marya Hornbached wrote Wasted when she was 21, and in 1998 it was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize. I highly recommend this book for anyone and everyone, but especially for those of us who struggle with eating disorders and those who have someone dear to them who struggles with eating disorders. My sister gave me this book when she realized what I was doing, and it single-handedly gave me the realization I needed to pull myself out of the deep end.