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I first became aware of this serious problem over the summer when I stumbled across a pro-ana lj.
I was horrified when I reading it, and just feel completely bad for those that suffer from this.

I'm going to be presenting this to my sociology class, we are allowed to bring out articles and the sort
and basically I want the class to be aware of this serious problem. Although admittedly I am very worried about the reactions given that the current generation in my class may have towards this, because of course it's no secret how people especially teens today feel that if your have a little meat on the arms then you are fat no questions asked, even if the person may indeed have a healthy body.

If anyone has any suggestions on how to present such a thing, let me know.
Also I welcome personal opinions, and if I have the lj manager's permission, perhaps I could print out and show the class the opinions stated here as to the feelings toward this problem.

something that was kind of scary is that even my teacher is unaware of this, but he is looking forward to learning more about this. so any help, any website reccomendations, are appreciated greatly.

thanks so much and it's great to be here. :)
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Date:February 11th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
it is truly frightening. it's awful because they don't just hurt themselves, they hurt others as well.

i am doing a giant collage dedicated to these sites for my midterm project in deviant behavior...i will try to post a pic when it's done.

glad you are here too!
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Date:February 12th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)
Even though I don't particularly agree with the whole "argh, shut down anything talking about anorexia ever!" attitude, awareness is always a good thing. Good luck with your class.
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