Pro-anorexia on social networking sitesAugust 22, 2007
A lot of the debates about pro-AnaMia online died down a little after 2001. We talk about them a lot in our book. Last week, the British newspaper The Telegraph captures what is happening today, as a wresult of new blogging platforms. Their analysis raises more questions than it answers and frames the issues in quite a narrow manner, but it’s good that it’s on the agenda again….
“Eating disorder charities have called on social networking websites such as MySpace and Facebook to restrict online groups that promote anorexia as a “lifestyle choice”.
Pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia sites feature photographs of emaciated women and encourage victims to become dangerously thin.
The groups are appearing on MySpace and Facebook as well as YouTube, a popular video sharing site”