Do you believe that "society's" physical preferences are associated with class?
In richer countries, it seems that it’s undesirable to be larger in size as it’s associated with working class families; anorexia nervosa is most commonly found in middle class women (maybe) trying to escape that image.
However in less wealthy countries, larger curvy woman are seen as desirable as this is associated with wealth and good nutrition ("higher class" ), whereas the skinny (model-like) among them are mocked ("lower class" )?
Is it fair that as soon as something is associated with a lower class it becomes undesirable, and is this always the case?
of course its not fair, but thats how social class works.
You don't develop anorexia because you think that you'll be seen as lower class if you're fat.
My view on this is simple: in the 1800's our nationa "image" was a man called John Bull, who was fat and this represented British prosperity. Now though we've come to realise that being fat is actually bad for you (not that being anorexic isnt of course- in some ases it's worse). That said, I'd describe myself as being upper-middle class and I've never met any anorexic girls, so I don't wuite understand where you got that idea from. Plus, the reason most poorer people are fat is because of the cheap ****** food they eat which is bad for them health-wise, but money-wise is their best option, so they gt fat. simple
Its undesirable to be unhealthy... in rich countries unhealthy usually means fat, whereas in poorer countries unhealthy usually means thin.