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Understanding Oppression: Eating Disorders and Sexual Violence
- Child Sexual Assault Prevention
- Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention
- Healthcare Initiative
- Know Your Rights
- National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWnet)
- National Sexual Assault Conference
- Rape Prevention & Education (RPE)
- RPE Council
- Rural Training Project
- Preventing Sexual Violence in Disasters
- SANE Sustainability TA
- Sexual Abuse in Detention Resource Center
- Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative
- Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART)
- Sexual Violence & the Workplace
- US Territories
- Multilingual Access
Information on specific communities', groups', and identities' experiences with eating disorders is shown on this page to help inform prevention and outreach efforts and cultivate culturally informed services.
Oppression has historically played a large role in the work around eating disorders and sexual violence prevention and response. Not all people are valued equally, and many experience discrimination based on their racial or ethnic identity, gender, orientation, age, appearance, or ability. Resources shown here offer information on communities and people that research and practice around eating disorders and sexual violence have traditionally overlooked.
Any person can experience an eating disorder, but research on eating disorders has been very limited in scope. Additionally, some of the populations discussed here have been shown to be at higher risk for experiencing sexual trauma. The information in this section discusses the experience of eating disorders among populations of people who have historically been underserved. A person may identify with one or more of the groups discussed in this section. Resources shown here can be useful in a counseling or education setting, or when doing outreach work within the larger community.
(Factors that May Contribute to Eating Disorders), ¿Qué Me Esta Sucediendo? (What's Going on With Me), and Diez Pasos Hacia una Imagen Positiva (Ten Steps to Positive Body Image), among others.
In this section, resources discuss the prevalence of eating disorders among men, young men, and boys and among people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer (LGBTQ). Just as with the sexual violence movement, these populations of people were commonly ignored or overlooked as groups that could develop an eating disorder.