Feminist perspectives on eating disorders is a book edited by Patricia Fallon and others in which feminists analyzed the impact of what they regard as oppression of women on women's eating disorders. Feminists do not necessarily believe that society is the sole cause of an eating disorder, but that societal influences definitely play a role in these addictions (the craving to control one’s body and the euphoria established through weight loss or controlled food in-take) and that eating disorders thrive in this type of environment.
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