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Girls, Boys and Body Image

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 05.29.2012 | Parents
Miriam Novogrodsky

Girls are socialized to talk and share. The social networking of Thinspo and hunger blogs exemplify that. Boys don't tend to discuss their weight with each other.

'Thinspo' Finds A New Home On Instagram

The Huffingon Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.28.2012 | Teen

Online 'thinspiration' communities -- where members share photos of emaciated women, weight loss tips, and 'motivational' quotes -- have recently been...

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...

A Mother's Plea: Shut The 'Hunger Blogs', They Are Killing Our Children

Harriet Brown | Posted 04.16.2012 | Parents
Harriet Brown

If my older daughter had never developed anorexia, I might be more sympathetic to the notion that thinspo is a genuine form of self-expression. That it's every girl's right to want to be skinny.