When I went to high school,three girls in my grade were hospitalized due to complications with anorexia. Two years later, a girl in seminary died. PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE!!!! Although it is from the New York Times and a bit slanted it talks about an issue which is not discussed as it should. No shidduch is worth being healthy inside and out.
i don’t like that article at all – it makes eating disorders out to be uniquely orthodox problem due to our pressures based on our religion. anorexia and bulemia has been around in the secular world for many years and they feel no pressure to get married at 20. issue is too complex to blame on any one thing (because we help our younger siblings? give me a break!), but we orthodox Jews are affected by the culture around us. and both guys and girls are affected by the media and think that the anorexic look is what makes people attractive. but, still the issue is much more complicated.
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