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(CNN)   CNN asks "Can pro-anorexia websites help heal eating disorders?". This is a follow-up to their landmark article "Can picking at scabs make them heal quicker?"   (cnn.com) divider line 41
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2012-08-28 08:47:17 AM
Can turning off CNN prevent large head sized grooves in your desk or palm prints on your face?
 
2012-08-28 08:49:17 AM
LOL.
 
2012-08-28 09:23:49 AM
My wife just for her own amusement a while back, researched these pro anorexia and bulimia websites and forums. My God. Those people are sick.

She mostly gathered (in a totally unscientific conclusion) that Western Society was the main catalyst behind these girls obsessions. Yes, they have underlying issues like trauma, depression, psychosis, history of abuse both sexual and physical, etc. But a lot of these girls compared themselves to the airbrushed and Photoshoped models in fashion magazines.

The crazy thing is that these girls knew that the models did not look that perfect in real life, they knew of all they heavy editing to the photos, but they wanted to attain this impossible look. Sad. Just sad.
 
2012-08-28 10:28:12 AM
Although it rarely happens, once every blue moon I get the odd girl come up to me at a party or some get-together and whisper to me that she wished she had my willpower to be anorexic and that they totally support my choice.

I find it shocking because A) I'm not anorexic (although I am underweight) B) they're completely ok with thinking I'm deliberately starving myself for approval and C) the look of disgust or anger on their face when I tell them that I'm not anorexic or bulemic and that they might want to consider seeking professional assistance if they think they might have an eating disorder.

Out of morbid curiosity I've visited a few of these sites myself...and yes, many of those women seriously need to seek the advice of mental health professionals.
 
2012-08-28 12:20:32 PM
I refuse to visit those websites because I know they'll be chock full of the types of girls I went to school with.
 
2012-08-28 12:21:10 PM
No, but it will help prevent scarring, the scabs thing that is...
 
2012-08-28 12:22:18 PM
But, but, but; her body, her choice, right?

/ not serious
 
2012-08-28 12:22:34 PM

miss diminutive: Although it rarely happens, once every blue moon I get the odd girl come up to me at a party or some get-together and whisper to me that she wished she had my willpower to be anorexic and that they totally support my choice.

I find it shocking because A) I'm not anorexic (although I am underweight) B) they're completely ok with thinking I'm deliberately starving myself for approval and C) the look of disgust or anger on their face when I tell them that I'm not anorexic or bulemic and that they might want to consider seeking professional assistance if they think they might have an eating disorder.

Out of morbid curiosity I've visited a few of these sites myself...and yes, many of those women seriously need to seek the advice of mental health professionals.


I'd just grab a burger and eat it infront of them. Any resistance or look of disgust should turn into a confused look over your chevy chase and go like "What?".
 
2012-08-28 12:29:36 PM
For the flip side (but with the same levels of derp), check out a "Fat Acceptance" website sometime.
 
2012-08-28 12:31:00 PM

miss diminutive: Although it rarely happens, once every blue moon I get the odd girl come up to me at a party or some get-together and whisper to me that she wished she had my willpower to be anorexic and that they totally support my choice.

I find it shocking because A) I'm not anorexic (although I am underweight) B) they're completely ok with thinking I'm deliberately starving myself for approval and C) the look of disgust or anger on their face when I tell them that I'm not anorexic or bulemic and that they might want to consider seeking professional assistance if they think they might have an eating disorder.

Out of morbid curiosity I've visited a few of these sites myself...and yes, many of those women seriously need to seek the advice of mental health professionals.


FYI, blue moon this week.
 
2012-08-28 12:31:19 PM

WhippingBoy: For the flip side (but with the same levels of derp), check out a "Fat Acceptance" website sometime.


What, like a BBW site?
 
2012-08-28 12:31:51 PM

quatchi: WhippingBoy: For the flip side (but with the same levels of derp), check out a "Fat Acceptance" website sometime.

What, like a BBW site?


Kinda... but with 100% more self-delusion.
 
2012-08-28 12:32:06 PM

WhippingBoy: For the flip side (but with the same levels of derp), check out a "Fat Acceptance" website sometime.


I guess a few colleges have even set up programs for this. Any health studies that are negative about obesity are called "sizist" or whatever.
 
2012-08-28 12:32:39 PM
Can pro-anorexia websites help heal some eating disorders?

FTA: Interestingly, nearly a fifth of the bloggers considered themselves to be in recovery from their disorder at the time of the interview. It's not clear whether their recovery could have been spurred by their participation in pro-ana sites, or despite it, because the study wasn't designed to look at the health effects of the blogs.

Do I even need to explain this juxtaposition?
 
2012-08-28 12:35:50 PM

GnuUzir: No, but it will help prevent scarring, the scabs thing that is...


an imunologist told me that I should always pick my scabs, and that it will help promote healing. This headline confused me.
 
2012-08-28 12:36:15 PM
oi47.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-28 12:38:35 PM

thecpt: GnuUzir: No, but it will help prevent scarring, the scabs thing that is...

an imunologist told me that I should always pick my scabs, and that it will help promote healing. This headline confused me.


Can I at least wait to pick them until there isn't anything oozing underneath?
 
2012-08-28 12:41:47 PM
can eating heroin make u forgive ur sings faster than if u eat coke
or methadone
 
2012-08-28 12:44:17 PM

JohnAnnArbor: WhippingBoy: For the flip side (but with the same levels of derp), check out a "Fat Acceptance" website sometime.

I guess a few colleges have even set up programs for this. Any health studies that are negative about obesity are called "sizist" or whatever.


Yeah... it boggles the mind.

They usually start with the plausible assertion that being morbidly obese does not necessarily mean you're unhealthy in all cases (much like *some* people can smoke 3 packs a day and die at 99), and then the derp begins:
- Some morbidly obese people are healthy; I'm morbidly obese; therefore I'm healthy (the word "some" is conveniently ignored)
- If I'm craving 2 boxes of donuts, it's just my body telling me what I need (intuitive eating), and therefore I should eat the two boxes of donuts
- Everybody has a genetically set weight; If I continue to gain weight, it's just that my body hasn't reached it's appropriate level yet (because natural selection/evolution obviously favours creatures who are to fat to walk without assistance [and, ergo, are too fat to escape from predators]
- Diets don't work (which is true--as soon as you go off a diet and back to the 8000 calories a day, you tend to gain back the weight!). Very little mention is made regarding lifestyle changes, however
- A cherry-picked, misinterpreted study done in 1975 on prisoners who were fed a starvation diet, etc. is inconclusive scientific proof that it's impossible to lose weight
- The sizest society we live in needs to accomodate fat people (wider airline seats at the same prices, gurneys to life people onto hospital beds, etc.)
- "Fat Studies" is a credible academic pursuit and not at all driven by people who have been marginalized all their lives who are seeking to fill their pathetic existence with some kind of meaning

... it goes on...
 
2012-08-28 12:46:53 PM

WhippingBoy: JohnAnnArbor: WhippingBoy: For the flip side (but with the same levels of derp), check out a "Fat Acceptance" website sometime.

I guess a few colleges have even set up programs for this. Any health studies that are negative about obesity are called "sizist" or whatever.

Yeah... it boggles the mind.

They usually start with the plausible assertion that being morbidly obese does not necessarily mean you're unhealthy in all cases (much like *some* people can smoke 3 packs a day and die at 99), and then the derp begins:
- Some morbidly obese people are healthy; I'm morbidly obese; therefore I'm healthy (the word "some" is conveniently ignored)
- If I'm craving 2 boxes of donuts, it's just my body telling me what I need (intuitive eating), and therefore I should eat the two boxes of donuts
- Everybody has a genetically set weight; If I continue to gain weight, it's just that my body hasn't reached it's appropriate level yet (because natural selection/evolution obviously favours creatures who are to fat to walk without assistance [and, ergo, are too fat to escape from predators]
- Diets don't work (which is true--as soon as you go off a diet and back to the 8000 calories a day, you tend to gain back the weight!). Very little mention is made regarding lifestyle changes, however
- A cherry-picked, misinterpreted study done in 1975 on prisoners who were fed a starvation diet, etc. is inconclusive scientific proof that it's impossible to lose weight
- The sizest society we live in needs to accomodate fat people (wider airline seats at the same prices, gurneys to life people onto hospital beds, etc.)
- "Fat Studies" is a credible academic pursuit and not at all driven by people who have been marginalized all their lives who are seeking to fill their pathetic existence with some kind of meaning

... it goes on...


80m calories of what? frot loops or pork chops
makes a difference

whether it's pure sugar or it has the LEAST amount of meat-based protein
 
2012-08-28 12:52:44 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: thecpt: GnuUzir: No, but it will help prevent scarring, the scabs thing that is...

an imunologist told me that I should always pick my scabs, and that it will help promote healing. This headline confused me.

Can I at least wait to pick them until there isn't anything oozing underneath?


I don't think the advice applied to genitalia
 
2012-08-28 01:58:32 PM

thecpt: The My Little Pony Killer: thecpt: GnuUzir: No, but it will help prevent scarring, the scabs thing that is...

an imunologist told me that I should always pick my scabs, and that it will help promote healing. This headline confused me.

Can I at least wait to pick them until there isn't anything oozing underneath?

I don't think the advice applied to genitalia


Is there a shameface.jpeg yet?
 
2012-08-28 01:59:41 PM
Picking at your scabs will make them heal faster . . . subby is an idiot.
 
2012-08-28 02:07:24 PM
Scabs are good.

Scabs take Union jobs out of the closet and into the free market.

Unions do not like scabs. So they pick at them. Bad Unions, bad, bad.
 
2012-08-28 02:16:13 PM

WhippingBoy: quatchi: WhippingBoy: For the flip side (but with the same levels of derp), check out a "Fat Acceptance" website sometime.

What, like a BBW site?

Kinda... but with 100% more self-delusion less Fattyfat McFatfatfat.

 
2012-08-28 02:18:50 PM
Skinny chicks are hotter than fat ones. Fact.



/the more you know.
 
2012-08-28 02:30:14 PM
img69.imageshack.us

Your average gay male fashion designer finds the above image as attractive than the female body.
 
2012-08-28 03:00:57 PM
The cure to bulimia is no gag.
 
2012-08-28 03:17:32 PM

MrEricSir: [img69.imageshack.us image 340x211]

Your average gay male fashion designer finds the above image as attractive than the female body.


i find it MORE!
hubba hubba
 
2012-08-28 03:34:49 PM
I'm not so sure that these boards are inherently bad.

Anoexia is an unshakable belief that thinner makes you better, personally, and/or that food is inherently harmful, poisonous to you. Oddly enough I don't think it extends to others. Not being a bag-o-antlers isn't ugly when you see it in other people, and they're not repulsed by the thought of OTHER people eating a healthy meal.

When you carry on with the belief as an online community, it may lose some of its "magic". I mean, an inner voice alone is transcendent... God-like. But if an idea is being pushed on you by "feather277" and "closedmouth13", people who are of the orientation to not listen to others might sooner or later say "who the fark are these people anyways, I don't even know them, why am I doing what THEY say??"

Just speculation.
 
2012-08-28 04:18:05 PM
Being non-judgmental is nice up and to a point, but some things need to be judged.
 
2012-08-28 05:16:29 PM
i3.photobucket.com

/oblig
 
2012-08-28 05:24:23 PM

GnuUzir: No, but it will help prevent scarring, the scabs thing that is...


Right. When I had my outpatient surgery, I asked my doctor the same question. He actually said the it will help ease the chances of scarring...if you can stand the pain of pulling it off.

He promptly wrote me a script for hydrocodone. 

/No scar!
 
2012-08-28 05:52:50 PM
Homeopatic approach?
 
2012-08-28 06:17:09 PM
So follow me here....

We get the pro-ana people and the bronies to merge, therefore allowing the bronies to starve themselves to death!
 
2012-08-28 06:24:16 PM
Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.
 
2012-08-28 06:51:01 PM
It's interesting how they tout anorexia as the most dangerous psychiatric condition and prevent people from blogging about it. I've never heard of anorexia killing or wounding 70 people in a movie theater and have never seen discussion about preventing fan pages for serial killers.
 
2012-08-28 06:57:23 PM

Contents Under Pressure: It's interesting how they tout anorexia as the most dangerous psychiatric condition and prevent people from blogging about it. I've never heard of anorexia killing or wounding 70 people in a movie theater and have never seen discussion about preventing fan pages for serial killers.


FTFA: "Anorexia is the most deadly of all psychiatric disorders"

Reading isn't that hard.

/okay, it is.
 
2012-08-28 11:43:17 PM
I like to pick my scabs and then eat them. Does that make me heal without a scar but cause obesity?
Hmm, eating one's own body might be like dumping every program in your computer into the recycle bin. I wonder what would happen.
 
2012-08-29 06:08:10 AM

Contents Under Pressure: It's interesting how they tout anorexia as the most dangerous psychiatric condition and prevent people from blogging about it. I've never heard of anorexia killing or wounding 70 people in a movie theater and have never seen discussion about preventing fan pages for serial killers.


"Serial killer" isn't a psychiatric condition. It's a legal definition.
 
2012-08-29 08:18:39 AM

Porous Horace: Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.


I have a chocolate sauce recipe that completely debunks that statement.
 
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