Unbelievable as it may seem, pro-anorexia sites have become increasingly popular today. These sites not only encourage people to “live” an anorexic life but also see nothing wrong about the disease. They serve as the “thinspiration” for people who suffer from anorexia nervosa and bulimia, showing pictures of rail-thin celebrities and encouraging others to emulate these stars. They also share tips on how to lose weight faster regardless of these tips are hazardous to one’s health.
In “The Truth About Online Anorexia”, Feane Cotton aims to understand the psyche of women who want to be super-skinny. Cotton studies various pro-anorexia websites and learns some tips about what diet and exercise a person can do to lose weight quickly and tries some of them to know how it feels. Cotton meets with other women who have chosen to be anorexic and exposing the disturbing truth about a disease that has afflicted millions of women across the world.