24th July 2017

Speech Brainstorm


  • People who pretend to be someone they’re not
  • Social Classes
  • Photoshop
  • Movies/Tv shows
  • Illusion of childhood
  • Celebrities and their lives
  • Teenagers
  • Anorexia


  • Most people who are anorexic are females
  • The effects of the thinness culture in media, that constantly reinforces thin people as the ideal stereotypes
  • Professions and careers that promote being this and weight loss, such as ballet and modelling
  • Peer pressure among friends and co-workers to be thin or be sexy.
  • 15 – 19 year old females 0.5%
  • 20 – 24 year old females 0.25
  • Anorexia Nervosa is a potentially life-threatening social and psychological eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss. The majority of suffers are female, but there are also cases of Anorexia Nervosa in men.
  • involves self-starvation.
  • 0.5 % – 3.7 % of females suffer from Anorexia Nervosa in their lifetime.
  • The average age to develop anorexia is 17.
  • 60% fully recover, 20% partially recover, 20% never recover.
  • an eating disorder primarily affecting adolescent girls and young women, characterized by pathological fear of becoming fat, distorted body image, excessive dieting, and emaciation (thin or weak)
  • Anorexia Nervosa is characterised by persistent energy intake restriction, intense fear of gaining weight and disturbance in self perceived weight or shape. For some people, restricting their food and weight can be a way of controlling areas of life that feel out of their control and their body image can come to define their entire sense of self worth. It can also be a way of expressing emotions that may feel too complex or frightening such as pain, stress or anxiety.The reasons behind the development of AN will differ from person to person. Known causes include genetic predisposition and a combination of environmental, social and cultural factors. Restrictive dieting and excessive exercise can be contributing factors to the onset of AN. Women and girls with AN may use dieting behaviour in a bid to achieve a culturally constructed thin ideal whereas men may over exercise and control their diet to achieve a muscular body.

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