Now that I have your attention!
Now this isn't a thread to call names or offend anyone. What I would like to talk about is eating disorders, and how they all apply to us.
Firstly, there are a lot of girls (and boys!) here who have anorexia. They developed an eating disorder with time and a lot of negative reinforcement from friends, family, lovers, the media. They might have lived through a tragic ordeal, and unwillingly developed an eating disorder as a means to cope. There are people on this site who have been hospitalised, repeatedly. There are people on this site who have lost their lives to their disorder.
Now there are a lot of girls on here who don't have anorexia. That's okay! You're still very welcome to stay here! Maybe you want to obtain anorexia, because you're so miserable with your weight and your self that it seems like the only option. Honestly? That's how most eating disorders start. But having an eating disorder doesn't mean you have anorexia. Personally, I suffer from EDNOS, which stands for Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. My eating habits are incredibly disordered, and are very dependent on my life and emotions. I've been purging, fasting, restricting and binge eating - off and on - for eight years. I have days where I don't eat. I can't. The feeling of food in my stomach makes me physically ill. There are days I feel great and eat healthily and normally. Most days I restrict heavily. And I don't talk about my struggle with "Ana" and how "she" effects my life. She doesn't effect my life, I'm not anorexic.
Now, to all you girls (and boys) who hate yourself and desperately want to obtain anorexia, you're already sick. Your eating is probably already disordered - days of strict dieting, followed by evening binges? That's disordered eating, and you can happily fit under the big umbrella that covers the huge family that is EDNOS (: If you want to give "EDNOS" a girly name that makes her feel more relatable, I've known people who call her Edna.
Please, please don't call yourself anorexic, because it is very offensive to those who are fighting for their lives against a disease that is killing them. To say that you're suffering the way that they are undermines their own situation. And that isn't to say that you're not suffering as well, only a different way.
I really hope that this thread doesn't get locked, so please keep replies inoffensive and open minded. Everyone here is suffering from their own problems, and I think a lot of the anger between groups is simply due to misunderstanding.
Stay beautiful <3