Fight fight fight

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Black Beauty, Aug 15, 2010.

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  1. Black Beauty

    Black Beauty Well-Known Member

    It looks like a piece of wood and is almost hard enough to be wood; yet for 66-year-old Ellina, this is dinner.

    She's holding a six-year-old dried cow hide. We can't even begin to imagine the sort of desperation that would drive them to eat an animal skin in order to survive, but this wizened old piece of skin was all Ellina and the 12 members of her family had to eat after their crops failed last summer.

    "We kept it in case things got desperate." However for one of Ellina's sons, it was too late. He died from malnutrition leaving her with four children.

    Ellina said, "I've never experienced anything as bad as this. It's very painful."

    Ellina's family have now received food and our partners are offering seeds, fertiliser, tools and training to secure crops and food for those facing chronic hunger. While this year's harvest has improved, people are still experiencing hunger and even starvation.
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    it is so devastating the suffering of the world i am sorry you werenot able to save her son i am glad you came and saved the rest god help all that are suffering so
  3. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    How has this got any relevance with eating disorders and the suffering that people here are experiencing?
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  4. jenniferelaine

    jenniferelaine Well-Known Member

    They should try boiling it..
  5. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    I did not ask for a PM.
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  6. Warm Hands

    Warm Hands Well-Known Member

    Yeah, not seeing the connection either..
  7. Warm Hands

    Warm Hands Well-Known Member

    This is still not related.
  8. Scum

    Scum Well-Known Member

    Was that what you received in PM? Why was that not posted or stated on here? (what was said in the PM that is, not whether or not you should have said that was the PM- I think I have confused myself now).

    I also don't see the relevance. I suspect this comes from someone who has not struggled with restricting behaviour (and very possibly no sort of eating issue), although I could be wrong, so apologise if I am.

    Eating disorders are not actually about food, it is about some sort of inner pain, and it is just 'shown' with food and issues surrounding food. So, I agree, if the aim is to try and put things in perspective, then this will not work because its unrelated.
  9. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    Black Beauty educate yourself about EDs before posting things like this up- because to some, including myself it's an insult. An insult to one's suffering because of the lack of understanding about what an eating disorder is.

    Your perspective shows how little you know about eating disorders and why someone might develop them.
  10. jenniferelaine

    jenniferelaine Well-Known Member

    Agree with this part.

    I don't take it as an insult because I don't think that BB is deliberately ignorant (Ignorance literally meaning "without knowledge").

    But yes, hearing things like "Why don't you eat? People in Crapakitstan are starving!" really ticks me off.
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