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15 Sep, 12 tweets, 2 min read
tw // eating disorders

a thread on why using "tw // food" harmful bc ppl with eds r so fucking tired of u bitches; a thread
please read the WHOLE thread + disclaimer: this thread was made towards the use of "tw // food being used towards people with eating disorders. i can't speak for people with traumas that connect to certain foods or nd ppl who are triggered by certain foods.
+ also i cannot speak for everyone with an ed but over a lot of discussion and dming with many people with many different disorders + me having anorexia and bulimia we all agree we highly dislike people using the tw as it has done more harm than good.
the tw was made for those suffering with eds even tho these people didn't realize the tw is EXTREMELY harmful n useless towards those who suffer with eds. u make us look stupid. n it shows how little ppl know about eating disorders.
ppl keep using tw for food bc its for ppl with "eds" stop it literally no one in the ed community thinks it helps its so fucking stupid n actually harmful but there's ppl who need it bc they have sensitive stomachs or something so it should be cw not tw
the tw feeds into people's eds with the agenda that "food = bad" bc triggers = bad things that make ppl not feel well or make ppl not have a good reaction to something etc. when someone with eds sees something with tw // food it can cause immense guilt for eating and +
make them feel like they did something bad. ppl have purged and relapsed bc of this tw including me. basically, the tw is feeding into the fire. many ppl also come onto twt to escape their eds only for ppl do to things like this. this can also harm ppl in recovery.
"what about people who said they need it tw'ed"

use a cw please bc either way the person should have their tw's and cw's muted and using a cw helps people with eds and doesn't invalidate those who need food tagged bc its a trigger. they should also have the certain food muted.
"when should we use a cw"

u should use a cw for when ur discussing eating like "im eating ___ and it's so bad/good" pls don't use a cw for tweets like "im hungry" "chicken nugget" "lol i want sushi" it also feeds into the agenda also. why tag something that should be normalized
"when should i use a tw?"

use a tw when u discuss dieting, calories, weight, body image, eating disorders, and disordered eating in general !!
"my oomf said to use a tw-" use a cw for the love of god.
"people with bed-" people with bed have also said it doesn't help and makes them feel guilty for eating food and can cause binge urges

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