Sunday, February 24, 2008

Call to curb websites that promote anorexia.

Anorexia websites which encourage teenage girls to compete to lose weight and provide tips on fasting should be tackled by the Government, doctors and MPs are demanding. Medical experts fear growing numbers of teenagers in Britain are being "sucked" into a culture dominated by websites that promote anorexia and bulimia as a "lifestyle choice".

Groups encouraging teenage girls to become anorexic or bulimic are also springing up on social networking sites such as Facebook. Some websites display pictures of skeletal girls, or of underweight celebrities to provide "thinspiration".

...For goodness sake, when will our government stop interfering with our peoples' lifestyles. People make lifestyle choices of their own free will and should be left alone to pursue them. They should not be censored from the internet because of the nature of their lifestyle choices. Whether they want to over-eat themselves into an early grave or starve themselves to death - it is their choice and they should be allowed to use the internet for those purposes. That is their human rights and our government should leave off. I do not want our country to turn into a Nanny State. We are not allowed to look at alleged terrorist websites and now our government does not want us to look at thin people. Our government moans at us about rising rates of obesity yet they do not want us to see the other side of the coin. What next, a ban on Bridgend websites in case we all top ourselves?
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