Study leader Ruth Striegel-Moore of Wesleyan University in Connecticut finds the prevalence of binge eating, purging or being "diagnosed for an eating disorder" among American Indian women parallels ethnically white women.
"This commonality between American Indian and white women refutes the myth that eating disorders are problems that only affect white girls and women," Striegel-Moore says in a statement.
This wasn't part of traditional Native cultures. Alas, it's part of them now.
For more on how society pressures girls, see Disney's Princesses Grow Up, a Little, Lovely Indian Girl Make Up Game, and Male Warriors and Female Princesses.
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When she could be a princess?
Women, you too can be a Lovely Indian Girl like Pocahontas if you just binge and purge.