Dear Harriet Brown.
I agree that there are "brain wiring" components to eating disorders and that they may be linked to anxiety disorders. It is my very sincere wish, though, that in a women's forum we can all learn to temper our commentary with maturity, grace and respect. When you adopt an attitude of superiority and cast yourself in the role of teacher and of the writer of information with which you disagree in the role of failing student, you create a dynamic that eliminates the safety and support of open dialogue, and bring us right back to a competitive, hostile space. It is my sincere belief that we are all more intelligent, more kind, and more caring about disseminating useful and beneficial information than we are committed to our own position of superiority. I'm sure a thoughtful person such as yourself would not want to alienate the very women she is attempting to educate?