If you know, or even think the topic of eating disorders may trigger you, please do not read below
Hallo. Guten Tag.
So lately I have been noticing many stories containing eating disorders in the writing community. And by that I mean every writing app, episode, wattpad, archive of our own, etc. I am not talking about stories that bring awareness to this topic, but stories that make anorexia and bulimia look “pretty”. This usually happens in romance stories. Where a bigger girl starved herself for a guy to like her, and then they start to date. Do people actually want to give out that message to young readers? Or even sometimes look up (character’s name) fanfiction (and you scroll down to the part that tells you what is often looked up) the first that appear are usually
CN eating disorder fanfic
CN abuse fanfic
CN suicide fanfic
CN self-harm fanfic
Like what the hell?! Do people actually find pleasure out of reading these stories? How come everyone makes a big deal when there is cussing and sexuality in stories, yet no one cares about authors making disorders, rape, and suicide glamorous?
And even when authors do disclaim how they are “not condoning this behavior, and not glamorizing it” doesn’t mean they aren’t. If they write a romance story and give out that mindset “if I am skinny, guys will date me” then you kind of are. I honestly don’t know how to end this, and I probably missed key topics that should be talked about, so please discuss below.