France Moves to Ban Ultra-Thin Models and Pro-Anorexia Websites 

The French Parliament passed a measure Friday banning the use of excessively thin models on the runway. Part of a larger Health Bill, the measure won a majority vote in the National Assembly lower house of Parliament and will move on to the Senate next week. Other countries, including Spain and Israel, have passed… »4/03/15 4:30pm4/03/15 4:30pm


Is There a Silver Lining to Otherwise Awful Pro-Ana 'Thinspo' Blogs?

Pro-ana blogs might actually help anorexics deal with their eating disorder and eventually seek recovery, according to a new study. After interviewing 33 people from seven countries involved in the online thinspo community, Indiana University researchers determined that the 24-hour support the blogs offer somewhat… »8/20/12 2:45pm8/20/12 2:45pm

Tumblr's Thinspo Ban Could Actually, Horribly, Make Pro-Ana Sites More Accessible

Although back in March blog and image hosting services Tumblr and Pinterest did their best to dump Raid on the insidious pro-ana, pro-mia "thinspiration" community, individual domains like Skinny Gossip—run by an anonymous woman who "has done some modeling" and "now works in the fashion and entertainment… »7/07/12 2:00pm7/07/12 2:00pm

Pro-Anorexia Content Still Flourishes Despite the Internet Police’s Best Efforts

The results of Pinterest and Tumblr's efforts to remove posts from their sites that promote eating disorders have so far been underwhelming. Last month, Pinterest, momentarily "caught off guard" by the amount of pro-anorexia posts and discussion threads, promised to limit the number of photos labeled "thinspiration"… »4/16/12 11:55pm4/16/12 11:55pm

Tumblr to Ban Pro-Eating Disorder Blogs and Content

Blog hosting service Tumblr announced today that a new type of content will be banned from its platform: blogs that promote self-harm, like eating disorders or suicide. In addition, users who search for tags associated with that sort of site — thinspo, for example — will be directed to an announcement that will… »2/23/12 9:00pm2/23/12 9:00pm

Romanian 'Model' With 20-Inch Waist A Fave of Pro-Ana Porn Site

After the Daily Mail ran a story about Ioana Spangenberg, an 84 lb. model with a 20-inch waist (which becomes even smaller when she wears her corset) I naturally watched a YouTube clip of her impossible Barbie-Doll-come-to-life proportions in motion and couldn't help but wonder, "What the fuck does she even model?" I… »2/06/12 3:30pm2/06/12 3:30pm

The artificial sweetener sorbitol has been found by the British Journal of Medicine to cause severe

The artificial sweetener sorbitol has been found by the British Journal of Medicine to cause severe intestinal problems that result in extreme weight loss. Sorbitol, FYI, is a sweetener found in most sugar-free gums...and it turns out to be a laxative too. One question: this news going to disgust women or intrigue… »1/11/08 4:30pm1/11/08 4:30pm