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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
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2012-08-28 08:47:17 AM  
5 votes:
Can turning off CNN prevent large head sized grooves in your desk or palm prints on your face?
2012-08-29 08:18:39 AM  
1 vote:

Porous Horace: Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.

I have a chocolate sauce recipe that completely debunks that statement.
2012-08-28 06:17:09 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:07:24 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:52:44 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:44:17 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:22:34 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:22:18 PM  
1 vote:
But, but, but; her body, her choice, right?

/ not serious
2012-08-28 12:21:10 PM  
1 vote:
No, but it will help prevent scarring, the scabs thing that is...
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