July 31, 2002
Pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia websites

After I wrote quite harshly about the man who sues fast food firms for his obesity, I noticed I was getting a steady trickle of referrals from an odd and kind of scary page:

"The Thin Page" had written an article about this case as well, and linked me and a few others with harsh opinions about the lawsuit. Checking out the page, the "about" section writes:

Welcome to the thin page. This is a pro-anorexia, pro-bulimia web site. What do I mean by "pro-anorexia"? Well, it is quite simple. I believe that people have the right to control their bodies and weight as they see fit. I am opposed to the censorship of pro-anorexia websites, and to forced treatment of anorexics who repeatedly and vehemently turn down help. I am opposed to friends, family and any other people who may attempt to forcibly take away our right to live as we please.
To a certain - very limited - extent I see their point: "Recovery must be a choice made by the person with the eating disorder" - of course a permanent healing cannot be forced upon the troubled person, nor will censoring those sites. However, the site goes on to link to other sites with pictures of starved out girls and discussion forums where young kids are sharing "thinspiration".

Instead of advising or offering help to get back to a normal life, they encourage eachother to starve! I know several girls who have had problems with their eating and dieting, and what they need is not positive encouragement towards further deepening the disorder!!

UPDATE: As this page made it to the #1 position at Google for "Pro Bulimia" I have shut down commenting on this post turning into a pro-bulimia forum (11 comments posted at time of shut-down). Sorry.

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I am bulimic for years and, 2 years ago, I had anorexia.
I'm not happy with bulimia, but I would be, If I was anorexic.
What can I do to stop eating and lose wheight?
Could you help me?
Tanks

Posted by: Saliha on October 22, 2002 02:42 AM

Saliha, I would sincerely recommend you to visit one or more of the following websites to get help with your problem:
http://directory.google.com/Top/Health/Mental_Health/Disorders/Eating/
http://www.mirror-mirror.org/eatdis.htm
http://www.eating-disorder.com/

(my Portugese is not so good, so forgive me if all the links are not ideally suited for your needs)
http://directory.google.com/Top/World/Portugu%C3%AAs/Sa%C3%BAde/
http://directory.google.com/Top/World/Portugu%C3%AAs/Regional/Brasil/Sa%C3%BAde/
http://directory.google.com/Top/World/Portugu%C3%AAs/Regional/Brasil/Sa%C3%BAde/Sa%C3%BAde_Mental/

[for anyone interested; I also emailed this information to Saliha privately]

Posted by: andersja on October 22, 2002 05:11 PM

As another form of bulimia, how do people use laxatives...like how many to take, and for how long?

Posted by: college student on October 24, 2002 04:50 PM

i need to lose more weight

Posted by: connie on October 26, 2002 12:31 PM

i need to lose more weight

Posted by: coni on October 26, 2002 12:32 PM

Here is another important URL for those of you visiting this site looking for pro-anorexia information:
http://www.eating-disorder.org/prosites.html

Posted by: andersja on November 2, 2002 12:33 AM

i wish my family would leave me alone about my eating problem. It's my body. And if thats how i deal with it-then they should leave me alone.

Posted by: Kate on November 3, 2002 02:21 AM

yeah thanks i need more pro bulimia stuff its so hard to find yet ana is everywhere help me out please >:)

Posted by: happi hel on November 3, 2002 07:10 AM

can someone explain how to purge please?

Posted by: ash on November 3, 2002 06:53 PM

I purge 15 times daily and i was just wondering if this was normal for girls my age.

ps i am 12 years old

Posted by: Catie carmstroon on November 4, 2002 06:59 PM

Catie,

Please, please please ask for help. I realize this might not sound like
the most sensible advice to you right now, but you are too young to ruin
your life with this. I know I sound like some boring old adult (I'm not),
but I know several girls that have had or have bulimia and other eating
disorders, and trust me when I say that they wish they had gotten help.
It's not going to be easy, but later you will realize that you did the
right thing...

I hope you have the courage to ask for help; I really really
hope............


Best regards and best wishes from Anders

[*** This thread is now closed for commenting... ***]

Posted by: andersja on November 4, 2002 08:14 PM

I can live with bulimia. I've been bulemic for 10 years and I'm still healthy. But why cant I finish college after 5 years? Why does every boyfriend dump me? Why do I have no job and am still living in my parents basement? Whats wrong??

Posted by: Alina on May 26, 2003 09:35 PM
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