I’m cheating. This is not a real blog post.
I’m going to plug a piece I just wrote for another publication/blog (see below) called:
Anorexia Nervosa: The Ethical Dilemma of Force Feeding. Check it out, leave a comment.
I’m “cheating” in part because I’ve been busy (mostly writing my thesis, but also writing and editing other articles, editing essays, tutoring, and all sorts of fun things that leave me with less time for the blog), and in part because it is relevant and I think it will be of interest to SEDs readers.
Here is the story:
A friend of mine asked me to write an article for Inquire UofT. Inquire is an interuniversity publication and the University of Toronto chapter is at its infancy–as is their blog. My friend told me I could write about anything I wanted but the topic had to be current and controversial. She said to aim for 250-500 words. I wrote 1600, but managed to cut it down to about 1450.
The piece is considerably more opinionated than anything I’d write for Science of Eating Disorders . And keep in mind that, as I often do in situations where I want to provoke a discussion, I end up writing statements that can seem more “one-sided” or “extreme” than what I actually think or believe. (Isn’t that what being controversial is about, anyway?) The issue is very complicated and each case is unique, so don’t expect me to resolve the dilemma in 1500 words.