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As an advocate for the field of eating disorders, I found your article on American Gluttony (Nov. 29) disturbing, offensive and extremely inappropriate. While I do agree that in our society, Thanksgiving has become a holiday filled with overconsumption, I feel the subject matter was taken too far. The "proper deliberate vomiting technique" was way beyond wrong and uncalled for. There are millions of females and males who battle bulimia on a daily basis. Though I understand the author's point was most likely to shed some humor on a painful issue, this is not a satirical subject. Giving ammunition (via steps to deliberate vomiting) to your readers is hitting below the belt.

Think for a second about your innermost struggle. Marinate on how hard this struggle is and then imagine someone making a farce out of it -- normalizing your struggle -- I challenge you to harbor some sensitivity towards the human race and forego feeding your own insecurities at the sake of others.

-- Megan Okkerse

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