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Pro Ana and Thinspiration Sites Under Attack
Date:7/10/2013

LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Over the past several weeks and months there has been an intense effort to block or ban all sites that discuss Pro Ana in any form or that provide Thinspiration pictures or stories. The claim is that sites like that promote dangerous conditions such as anorexia and bulimia, otherwise known as Pro Mia.

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The premise is that they encourage, support and instruct on how to continue with these conditions and we put peoples lives at risk.

After some research I can counter that argument and argue that the critics obviously are not taking the time to actually READ some of these blogs or look at many of the Thinspiration pictures being posted.

Here are some arguments FOR allowing these sites to exist-

The 1st is, while on a crusade to save people from themselves are you going to start campaigning against sites that show smoking, skydiving, bungee jumping, drinking and eating foods with high fat content? All of those also promote unhealthy or dangerous activities!

Just because someone follows a Pro Ana Diet or they view Thinspiration images does NOT make that person anorexic! One thing people suffering from anorexia know how to do is to lose weight, that is a fact. The difference is despite the amount of weight that is lost, they desire to continue to lose weight. That is not the case for everyone. Think about bodybuilders for a moment, MANY abuse steroids, which has proven to be dangerous, yet it is undeniable that they are experts at what they do. You CAN follow their program and advise while avoiding the dangerous habits that they use to supplement their lifestyle. The same is absolutely true with some Pro Ana sites.

Has anyone bothered to look at the images or testimonials on these site? Much like any other blind obsession, i
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