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Collusion, Resistance, and the Body

Anorexia as a feminine practice

Finding the idea that self-mastery and self-transcendence, expertise and power over the body are regarded as superior will and control is appealing, a habit is hence formed by female.

Anorectics enjoy their slender bodies admired and viewed as a project of self-mastery.

The anorectic realizes that a female body is vulnerable and at times treated as a child’s body.

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