Posts Tagged ‘pro-mia’

By On March 10th, 2016

Does Moderating Pro-Eating Disorder Groups On Social Media Make It Worse?

Social media is being increasingly scrutinized for the role it potentially plays in facilitating eating disorders. Sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr have developed devoted communities of young girls who share dangerous images intended to provide inspiration to continue abstaining from food or purging – often called “thinspiration.” Overall, most social media networks have left…


By On June 2nd, 2014

Is Social Media Facilitating Eating Disorders?

For years, much of the discussion surrounding eating disorders and the cultural factors which contribute to them has focused on media, marketing, and the idealization of the human body through photo manipulation. That topic is still as relevant as ever, but another part of modern life is beginning to draw attention for its own role…

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