ANOREXIC PRIDE SITES CENSORED!
by Hank Willow, staff reporter
[January 5, 2002]
[HollywoodInvestigator.com] Anorexics are sick and tired of being told there's something wrong with
their svelte lifestyle choice -- and they're fighting back with Anorexia
But in a massive censorship
sweep, medical activists are shutting down the Pride sites as fast as they're
Those are the shocking findings
of a Hollywood Investigator investigation into Anorexia Pride -- and net
News and Salon have warned America about the rise of Anorexia Pride websites. Their
warnings are echoed by Lifelines
Foundation for Eating Disorders, and other media and medical outlets.
And in case warnings aren't
enough -- the Cincinnati
Post reports that activists are organizing a censorship campaign to
silence Anorexia Pride on the net!
National Review reports:
this year, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated
Disorders asked Internet engines to shut down or 'unlist' pro-ana sites,
and some did." [12/17/01, p.12].
Anorexia Pride websites sport
such names as: Dying To Be Thin, Anorexic With Pride, Empress's World,
Wasting Away On The Web, Starving For Perfection, Food Is Evil, and Thinpiration.
There are also newsgroups such as Beautiful By Bones, and email listservs
such as Puking Pals.
But when the Hollywood Investigator
searched for Anorexic Pride sites via Google, many sites were found --
but without working links!
The Blankgirl site (hosted on MSN) had been shut. Anorexic
With Pride (hosted on Geocities) still had its intro page -- but no
The only halfway "pro-ana"
working website found by the Investigator via Google was Food
Is Evil (hosted on Dairyland -- at least for now).
However, while searching
under Anorexic With Pride returns few working "pro-ana" sites, it returns
many working "anti-ana" sites.
The MetaSpider engine returned several Anorexic Pride sites -- but while the anti-ana
links worked -- many pro-ana sites had been shut! Such as Anorexic
Nation, which proclaims: "Proudly Pro-Anarexic and In Your Face Fat
Geocities) offers a more moderate voice, providing tips on "how to be ana"
-- but also "how to recover" from anorexia should that be one's
choice. But again, AnorexiAngel's pro-ana links are less likely to
However, AnorexiAngel's moderation
is not found on anti-ana sites!
on the Net labels pro-ana sites to be "extremism" -- equating them
to "white supremacy" and "political fascism" sites!
Shockingly, despite such
"monitoring," hate sites of all colors and politics are many and easy to
find -- while people who are at worst celebrating their own illness are
vigorously and successfully silenced.
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Hank Willow is a Los Angeles based tabloid reporter who investigates Hollywood scams and Tinseltown's occult underbelly. Read about his adventures in tabloid journalism in Hollywood Witches
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