This is such a vile article that I feel violated by sharing it on this blog, but not talking about something is not helping in any way; that is the whole reason Colby has groups like Campus Conversations on Race. So here it is:
The publisher wrote a response to this article and it is equally insulting:
The publisher try to argue that it is an article to tell people not to “overlook” dating those with eating disorder, but he completely missed the point; the most horrible idea about this article is how the writer talks about exploiting the insecurities and conditions of those with eating disorders. Pay close attention to how the article is all about the male receiving benefits base on someone’s vulnerabilities.
Just look at this sentence:
“This level of vulnerability often brings out the best in men, whose protector instinct can’t help but get activated.”
I am sorry but women are more than arm candy to show what a manly man you are. In fact, the idea that you need a women to show how masculine you are shows just how you need to work on that self confidence.
Also, I am pretty sure that even though I am not that strong, I can kick your gonads in one swift swing and make you hurt like having your first period. However, I won’t do that because I am not that kind of person and I understand that violence and bullying, whether it is verbal or physical, does not solve anything but causes all kinds of tragedies and sadness.
If dating is all about saving money and leeching on free stuff, you should probably look into going back to your parents’ basement. Grow up. Girls are not ATMs. Little gifts are tokens of appreciation, and I really don’t think that if you love someone, it would be because of the materialistic aspect.
First of all, don’t write about taking advantage of someone with a serious disorder. And if you are really trying to write a satirical article about the issue, remember what the focus should be, talk about how they might just need someone to help them work with the problem, how they could be so interesting and intelligent and the disorder does not define them. Don’t create caricatures of both the people in the relationship.
Yes, all people needs love and care and attention, but what you are advocating is like telling people to take candy from a lonely child with the promise of playing with him/her. Love comes in all forms and shapes, but should not comes in any form of price tag.
I am going to the gym to get ripped. Just so you know, Tuthmosis, it has nothing to do with you and your lover called the mirror.
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That was me swearing, but I think the TARDIS swear filter is working. This is a very subtle hint of why you should be very excited about the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.