Tuesday, November 14, 2006

"...patients are treated to patronizing encouragement, a capricious merits-and-demerits system and open contempt."

"...Moreover, the “integrity” of the patients, which mostly means their willingness to rat out fellow inmates for common young-women stuff like swearing, smoking in the bathroom, getting tattoos and trading prescription pills, is constantly called into question. It’s exhausting. And after all this restraining of their evil ways, the women can only conclude that they are undisciplined, depraved and out of control..."

It sounds like my high school experience, but it's really from a New York Times review of "Thin," a documentary about anorexia treatment.

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