Category Archives: Pro Anorexia

Zazzle T-Shirt Petition: Better to look good than feel good.

Please sign the petition to remove this lovely shirt from Zazzle telling girls “It’s better to look good than to feel good.”  Yet another example of societies insanity.

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Kate and Pippa: The New Thinspiration

Saw this one coming a mile away. Particularly since Kate, The Dutchess of Cambridge, seems to be shrinking by the day (let’s hope its stress).  Turns our the Pro-anas are all over the sisters, glomming on to them as their … Continue reading

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Eating Disorders: A social disease?

Not all — but a large population of today’s eating disorders stem from our societies focus on body image and weight. Let’s face it — our society is nuts. We accept the fact that “Plus-Sized” models are now size 8-16. … Continue reading

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Pro Anorexia “Hoax” — Ex Big Brother star Kenneth Tong has way too much time on his hands.

Thanks to SS for keeping me abreast of this story over the past week. I contemplated writing about this dude, but didn’t because I figured it was a waste of breath, and less publicity would make him go away faster. But todays … Continue reading

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Perez Hilton’s Pro-Ana shirt replaced with a totally cheesy, fake, lame version.

This Jezebel story about Perez Hilton typical of a blogger with no integrity what-so-ever…or so I thought. Perez was found to be  promoting pro-ana merchandise on his site. But after being called out on it, the shirt didn’t disappear, it … Continue reading

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Urban Outfitters T-Shirt promotes Pro-Ana Movement

It seems “eating less” is cool these days according to Urban Outfitters. I guess it’s their hip and trendy response to the whole “obesity crisis” but perhaps they should ponder the repercussions of placing this shirt in their stores modeled … Continue reading

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Anorexia, the lifestyle. Yes, I am dead serious

WARNING: I DO NOT DO TRIGGER WARNINGS. For 4 years I have been attempting to educate the public, parents, mental health professionals and anyone else that will listen about pro-anorexia. Pro-anorexia is the belief that “anorexia is a lifestyle.” Google … Continue reading

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Pro Anorexia: History and Statistics

I am saddened and amazed that no matter what I write about, my web statistics on this blog and my collective body image blog WeAreTheRealDeal.com show that the Number #1 search term is….. PRO ANA And variations of Pro Ana … Continue reading

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Pro Anorexia: History & Web Search Statistics

I am saddened and amazed that no matter what I write about, my web statistics on this blog and my collective body image blog WeAreTheRealDeal.com show that the Number #1 search term is….. PRO ANA And variations of Pro Ana … Continue reading

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Ana-Rexia Costume: Making fun of a deadly mental illness is fun!

Sorry, but the Ana-Rexia Costume you wanted is out of stock! READ MORE HERE….

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Get your butt off that scale – NOW!

How often do you weigh yourself? Daily? Weekly? Never step off the scale?? Not good.

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Is this really necessary?

German Artist Ivonne Thein was so horrified by pro-anorexia web sites that she created "Thirty-Two Kilos" (70 pounds) exhibit….digitally enhanced images glorifying it? or mocking it? or perpetuating it? If Thein got it, she would realize these images are the … Continue reading

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Pro Ana No More

Are you a former Pro-Anorexic who has quit the cult? Are you willing to participate in a University study on the topic? Please email me for more info mamaVISION@gmail.com. Thank you!mV

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Calorie Restriction or Pro Anorexia?

What do you think of when you look at this couple? Do they appear healthy to you? Or do they look like death warmed over? Meredith Averill and Paul McGlothin are members of The Calorie Restriction Society, a group that … Continue reading

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Pro Anorexia Sites Increase 470%

Warning: The following post contains images that may be triggering. Pro Anorexia web sites have increased 470% from 2006 to 2007, according to Optenet. 470% – that's insane. Yet, when I ask the average parent if they have heard of  … Continue reading

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You can't take it back

Video commentary on the Faces of Pro Ana saga that occured over the weekend. Videos are a bit choppy, but I am busy as heck and I wanted to get these posted.   Part 2 (camera died on me!)  Looking … Continue reading

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My Pro Ana Hero!

I thought I’d help Josie drive some traffic to her cute, little post on My Pro Ana Hero! This is my ~ThInSpIrAtIoN~ That’s me by the way, 21, skinny and miserable, sent to Miami by my NY agent to shoot with … Continue reading

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Faces of Pro Ana

Tipster Izzy directed to me to Faces of Pro Ana  (fixed the link it works now). I guess I am not the only one swiping images of Pro Ana girls on public web sites and displaying them to make a … Continue reading

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ProAna Perspective

This video response was posted to me from YouTube regarding the Internet Suicide post. I feel this individual articulates a point of view that is worth sharing because she speaks as an outsider coming into a pro ana community, and … Continue reading

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The Making of mamaVISION

  **Excerpt from The Hip Bone Handbook, how to be anorexic. I started blogging back in 2006. What started as a total whim, has grown to be a part of me. The girls of my blog community created the nickname … Continue reading

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