Donald Trump’s Words Could Prove Fatal To Women With An An Eating Disorder
As a woman in recovery from an eating disorder, I have been glued to CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CSPAN and all the others throughout the election. I have been waiting for one of the thousands of reporters and pundits to mention the group of women Donald Trumps comments affect the most: Women with an Eating Disorder. It still hasn’t happened. Women who suffer from Anorexia and Bulimia or any other eating disorder are the single most victimized group in this election because the effects could be instantly fatal. Images and words regarding the “appropriate” size of women are the fuel that feed the deadly fire of eating disorders in America. Donald Trump has carpet bombed the entire eating disorder recovery community with reason to keep killing themselves.
Donald Trump Called A Woman with Anorexia and Bulimia Miss Piggy
Miss. Piggy. Calling anyone Miss Piggy is offensive but calling a woman suffering from the eating disorder anorexia and bulimia is criminal. Donald Trump, (I will not refer to him as Mr. because he is not a gentleman) called former Ms. Universe Alicia Machado “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Eating Machine” after she gained weight after winning The Miss Universe pageant. The Now 39-year-old mother said that Trump’s comments stripped her of her confidence and contributed to her almost deadly battle with an eating disorder. For years Alicia Machado struggled to overcome her eating disorder.
“I had a lot of problems,” she told Good Morning America. “Anorexic, bulimic – that kind of problems.”
Donald Trump could have killed Alicia Machado. The NADA (National Eating Disorder Association) estimates that 10-15% of all Americans suffer from some type of serious eating disorder and that 6% of people with a serious eating disorder die from their disease. Stick and stones may break our bones but Donald Trump’s words could kill you. The words Donald Trump used to assault Alicia Machado weren’t even the worst part of this story. He made her work out in front of the cameras, on video! Alicia Machado suffered from a near fatal eating disorder and almost dies because of her fight with anorexia and bulimia and someone who could be the next president of The United States made her work out on national TV! That should be enough to have him arrested for attempted murder.
The Media Must Protect Women With Anorexia
I still have not seen an all out effort in the media to point of how damaging these comments are towards women with an eating disorder. The wide spread coverage have shown no eating disorder therapists, had no representation for eating disorder treatments centers and has not brought on a single woman who has suffered from diseases such as anorexia and bulimia. These are the experts that should be giving their testimony about Donald trump right now, the women he is helping to destroy, the innocent women who suffer from an eating disorder.
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Eating disorders have no gender.