WTF What is the Creepiest Thing that Society Accepts as a Social Norm?

CletusJones

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The lower part of North America, yes.

The English are painfully polite, but I can't seem to get out of the constraint either even though I like to think of myself as 'out the box'. For example if someone cuts in a line here that's so rude, but even I with all my balls cannot force myself to challenge them or correct them on the inappropriateness of their social faux pas. Instead every single person in the cue will take side glances at each other in silent agreement about the injustice of it all, tap their feet and sigh loudly and that's it. We've done our bit.
That's about how it goes here in Chicago, but don't try that shit in he ghetto. Some lady a tabbed her momma over a $40 debt last week.
 

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Actually, it can be. Many of the girls I grew up with who had anorexia or bulemia had mothers with previous or current similar problems, some of those girls are now dead so thanks for the jokes guys, real funny. LOL.

That doesn't mean its genetic. More than likely it was a social meme that they picked up.
 

Dory Berkowitz-Bukowski

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*citation needed

http://www.scienceofeds.org/2012/04/03/the-genetics-of-anorexia-nervosa/

'Research from twin studies has shown that anorexia nervosa is significantly heritable. This means that additive genetic traits that can be passed on from parents to offspring account for a large percentage of the traits seen in anorexia nervosa'

'While family and twin studies have shown that genetics most certainly plays a large role in the development of eating disorders, in particular anorexia nervosa, they do not shed light on what specific genes and gene variants (alleles) contribute to its development.'

'Overall, chromosome 1 shows linkage with restricting-subtype of anorexia; incorporating measures of “drive for thinness” and “obsessionality” increases the linkage to chromosomes 2 and 13.'
 

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I find it creepy that despite the prevalence of EDs in society, advertising companies still insist on photoshopping the everloving fuck out of their models, who look just fine and ridiculously skinny WITHOUT the chopping thankyouverymuch, into an ideal that is literally impossible to reach, just because it's supposed to be some ideal. "It's ok that nobody could ever actually look that way," they say, "it's the image of how they wished they'd look." Well, they wouldn't know they should wish to look that way if you didn't push that as the ideal. If these models, who've been blessed with brilliant genes and who dedicate their entire lives to looking amazing STILL need tons of chopping to make it onto an ad, what hope is there for the rest of the world?

I know everyone rags on fatties, but the other side of the coin is just as fucked.
 

Dory Berkowitz-Bukowski

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Geneticists huh? What specific gene (or genes) is it?

No specific gene identified, just chromosome strands:

'Overall, chromosome 1 shows linkage with restricting-subtype of anorexia; incorporating measures of “drive for thinness” and “obsessionality” increases the linkage to chromosomes 2 and 13.'

It'll probably come at some point. I last worked in Clinical Genetics 5 years ago. I restarted doing their typing for them last month and the changes in how advanced their testing is now compared to 5 years ago is aweesome.
 

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No specific gene identified, just chromosome strands:

'Overall, chromosome 1 shows linkage with restricting-subtype of anorexia; incorporating measures of “drive for thinness” and “obsessionality” increases the linkage to chromosomes 2 and 13.'

It'll probably come at some point. I last worked in Clinical Genetics 5 years ago. I restarted doing their typing for them last month and the changes in how advanced their testing is now compared to 5 years ago is aweesome.

I'd bet if children of parents with eating disorders were taken away from them, the kids would be less likely to develop eating disorders. It doesn't appear that the study has accounted for learned traits.

Ever read Dawkin's, The God Delusion? I'm pretty sure it was in that book he did a pretty good job of going over the "genetic" links to things that don't really exist.
 

Dory Berkowitz-Bukowski

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I'd bet if children of parents with eating disorders were taken away from them, the kids would be less likely to develop eating disorders. It doesn't appear that the study has accounted for learned traits.

Ever read Dawkin's, The God Delusion? I'm pretty sure it was in that book he did a pretty good job of going over the "genetic" links to things that don't really exist.

I'm sure Dawkins knows more about genetics that the Clinical Geneticists currently trying to further the field of understanding.
 

august

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I'd bet if children of parents with eating disorders were taken away from them, the kids would be less likely to develop eating disorders. It doesn't appear that the study has accounted for learned traits.

Ever read Dawkin's, The God Delusion? I'm pretty sure it was in that book he did a pretty good job of going over the "genetic" links to things that don't really exist.

I think that's why they're talking about twin studies.

With twin studies, the DNA is presumably the same (identical twins) but the environments are different.