Lucy Britton has reacted angrily to 'The Anorexic Statement', Rachel Cusk's article on anorexia in the New Statesman, in which she suggests that anorexia is motivated by attention-seeking and described anorexics as "68lb tyrants".
In Britton's response, she talks about her own experience of the eating disorder, for which she was hospitalised. "The last time I was ill tow years ago followed a rape and subsequent period of severe ill-health...I felt out of control and vulnerable. Not eating was a secret. I did not wish for it to make me more visible. I wanted to disappear."