I wasnt even aware of this... it was never really something that crossed my mind. I dont really know what my views on this are... because somtimes force feeding (though i hate that term, it just really does sound awful) is necessary. For example if someone has an eating disorder or is very underweight (though if someine is very underweight due to an illness and needs tube feeding, that isnt force feeding if they voluntarily choose NG tube feeding.) But for example when i got NG tube feeding, that was a form of force feeding as i didnt want it but i had to have it as i was underweight and not getting any nourishment or energy from oral intake so i had to get energy into me somehow. And even if i hated it, hated every second of it, i know the reason why i had to have it and if i didnt get it they would have had to force feed me with actual food or supplement drinks.
But back to the question.... as described from what i read online it sounds like the way the prisoners are force fed, it is more of a torture method rather than how they would do it in hospitals, which makes it different. But also if the prisoners are choosing to not eat, well then they will suffer the consquences and you can only hope that they will begin to eat again as a person can only survive 3-4 weeks without any food at all, and that depends on the persons age/weight/muscle mass etc beforehand. The problem though is that if the patient dies from starvation, then i am pretty sure that is a problem for the prison... they cant have their prisoners starving to death as they are under the "Prisons watch" or so to say. Such as if a patient dies at hospital, they were under the care of the hospital and so that shouldnt have happened, even if it does often unfortunatly. (Please correct me if i am wrong in any of what i say as i am not 100% confident or certain, but from my understanding anyway):
I really dont know what my opinion on this is... because the forcefeeding does sound like a torture method and so isnt really humane but its not really right for the prisoners to starve themselves to death, even if that is their goal to avoid prison. So i dont know what to write or what is right or wrong. But i think there should be more human ways of feeding the prisoners if they decide to go on a hungerstrike.... i am pretty sure prisons wouldnt put out the money to buy supplement drinks and nonetheless sit around and make sure the prisoner drank it and didnt purge it. But if there was someway they could get the prisoner to actually eat without having to resort to horrible actions.
Additionally, I've come across your underweight pictures on proana sites. It's sad really. Also, it may be controversial, but do you think they really are anorexic if they choose that way of living? I mean that people on those sites say they want to be anorexic as soon as they say they wanna lose weight (when we all know weightloss doesn't equal anorexia), but EDs aren't a choice but mental disorders, so is it possible to consciously develop an illness when the point of being sick with it is that it's subconscious and the sufferer isn't aware of it?
darling can i ask when I'm following a food plan i don't want to eat exactly the same everyday but i will do a weeks plan and then repeat it each week but do you advise to have exactly the same calories every day or just a rough guide i think it'd be hard to have exactly the same amount but maybe this is where i am going wrong. I'm not sure what to do x