Having been off the grid for a while, I wondered whether I had missed anything in the very tiny world of on-line eating disorder debate.
The answer seems to be no.
As ably demonstrated by the comments section of this blog, there are those who continue to resist any attempts to see the world from beyond the narrow confines of their particular experience. If this is the first time you have come across this anonymous "commentator", I can assure you it is always the same subjective argument, couched in vaguely different language every single time.
Now I have met many patients with wildly differing views from my own on the internet over the past three years. As a result of listening to them and interacting with them, we have, in some cases, become really good friends in the "real" world. Others I have failed to agree with on any level but have enjoyed a sparring match, tinged with humour and retired gracefully. Others still (like T of the Science of Eatings Disorders blog) have totally blown me away and I am scared to interact with them because they are so clever.....
The thing is that we have all changed and broadened and grown as a result of interactions. We have all tried to find common ground and we all seem to have a purpose: that of furthering the cause for better treatment of eating disorders patients.
Continuing to blame ALL parents, because yours were crappy is, of course, your choice. Expecting to convince other patients and parents that you are right is becoming less and less of an easy ride, as science and research move on. Perhaps you could put your hand to better use? Try getting it to hold out a cotton bud and clean out your ears.