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This Could Be One Of The Reasons Anorexia Is So Hard To Treat

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.08.2014 | Women

Women with anorexia may experience a positive release from destructive weight-loss behaviors. Anorexia, a disorder that has a mortality rate of up...

Can Thinspiration Really Be #Banned From Instagram?

Lauren Duca | Posted 10.28.2013 | Women
Lauren Duca

The thinspiration movement won't be done away with by blocking the #thinspo hashtag, and the resilience of pro-ana websites proves that. So, if Insta-bans won't work, what can we do?

A Step Towards Ending 'Thinspiration' On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.18.2013 | Women

In January, the Huffington Post took a look at the thinspiration community on Twitter in light of the company's statements that they had no intention ...

Is YouTube Poised To Become The Next 'Thinspo' Frontier?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 02.28.2013 | Women

YouTube isn't just home to TV show clips, cute kid videos and animal videos. According to new research, it's also yet another online platform inadvert...

Is Twitter A Breeding Ground For Pro-Anorexia?

Christina Huffington | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women

Not unlike the the disease it promotes, the online pro-anorexia community has a sneaky way of coming back just when you thought you had it beat. Proli...

Karlie Kloss Airbrushed To Look Less Thin: This Is Not Body Positive

BlissTree | Posted 11.28.2012 | Teen
BlissTree

Numéro magazine recently airbrushed model Karlie Kloss... to make her look less thin.. Airbrushing the ribs off a thin model is every bit as disturbing as whittling away thighs and tummies.

Pinterest Finally Bans Thinspo Content, But What About Tumblr?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.10.2012 | Teen

Six months after Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram updated their content policies regarding eating disorders and self-harm, Pinterest has finally made a...

I'm Concerned That Miley Cyrus Is Getting Very Thinspo-y

BlissTree | Posted 10.07.2012 | Teen
BlissTree

Oh Miley Cyrus. I think it's really great that you've discovered a gluten-free diet that works for you, and that you love Pilates. But you're getting dangerously close to thinspo territory, girl.

Why 'Thinspo' And 'Pro-Ana' Are The Same Thing

HelloGiggles | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women

Kate Upton is fat, everyone. True, the stunning 20-year-old somehow managed to sneak under the vigilant radar of the Skinny Police and land the cov...

My Harvard Speech

Franca Sozzani | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Franca Sozzani

The media is so numerous today and they all convey the image of a thin woman. We will do our best, but it will be impossible to fight this widespread idea of thinness all by ourselves. Everybody must do their part.

My Life Before 'Secret Life'

Renee Olstead | Posted 05.19.2012 | Teen
Renee Olstead

I thought that the more weight I lost, the less people would criticize me. I looked to the Internet for help and soon found a network of 'pro-ana' sites to put my trust in.

Tumblr Revises Policy On Self-Harm Content, Bans 'Hunger Blogs'

Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

In the wake of the Huffington Post's recent exposé on the rapidly growing teenage "thinspo" community on Tumblr, which promotes and glorifies anorexi...

Carolyn Gregoire

THE HUNGER BLOGS: A Secret World of Teenage 'Thinspiration'

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.07.2012 | Home

I'm looking at pictures from before christmas in december. I was so f*cking skinny. Screw recovery. Hello relapse. -- coffeeandhipbones, Tumblr ...