Last week I found this horribly disturbing yet very interesting article on the Huffington Post.
The article is The Hunger Blogs: A Secret World of Teenage Thinspiration
The article covers the topics of “thinspiration.”
Thinspiration aka “thin-spo” is photos of very skinny girls and pro anorexia quotes.
The article talks about a blogger who is “thin-spo” on her blog she talks about how much she weights and what her goal weight is. She talks about how seeing bones are sexy and one very skinny blogger has a photo of her wearing a shirt that reads “I beat obesity”. The article goes on to say that thinspo bloggers are aware of the dangers of what they are doing to themselves and implying to others.
As someone who grew up looking at magazines and seeing very thin models and saying to myself I want to look like that I could see how girls could read these blogs and want to do like the writers are doing. In my adult life I now know better but the girls writing these blogs don’t and the girls reading them may not either. The blogs are not sending a positive message by any means. They make it seem like it is ok to hate your body and that the only way you will be happy is if you are emaciated looking.
read the article, tell me what you think!
What do you think of “thinspiration”?
What did you think of the article?