The following link is to the documentary Dying to Be Thin. In this documentary experts and individuals afflicted with eating disorders analyze our country’s obsession with the perfect body.
The following videos provide more information about anorexia and bulimia:
What is anorexia nervosa? What behaviors are common for those with anorexia?
What is bulimia nervosa? What behaviors are common for those with bulimia?
Was anything mentioned about anorexia or bulimia in the videos surprising to you?
Why are eating disorders so hard to identify? What makes eating disorders difficult to treat?
In your opinion, why is American culture obsessed with being thin? Is this phenomenon seen in other cultures? Why or why not?