Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Anorexics Weigh In on Thinspo Sites

Anorexics Weigh In on 'Thinspo' Sites
ABC News
Thinspo –short for "thinspiration" – is a common term used to tag images and ideas posted on social media sites meant to encourage women to stay thin or become even thinner. Women of all shapes and sizes visit thinspo blogs, post thinspired messages and tweet out related images daily. They use thinspro as a motivational tool, much the same as tacking inspirational notes and photos onto a refrigerator or mirror. . . . . The 2008 International Internet Trends Study found that the number or pro ana and pro bulimia -- or "pro mia" -- sites increased 470 percent in the past two years. One of the top thinspo sites . . . receives an average of 280,000 page views ...

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