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Shutting down "Thinspiration" websites and videologs

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I started this petition after seeing a greatly increasing number of youtube videos and websites created to aid anorexics through their journeys. However after actually looking at some of them, (Links are posted below.) I realised that these "pro-ana" websites could be doing more harm to people suffering this mental illness than good. After spending some time looking at these websites and videos it became apparent that something needed to be done. I then discussed the issue with a few members from the Socialvibe forums, (a charity website.) and we came up with the idea of starting an online petition to shut down these sites. Even shutting just one down would make a big impact. We are hoping to get at least 5000 signatures and then wish to send this off to Oprah Winfrey who has dealt with things in this nature before.


I started this petition by myself with the support of people from a charity website. I have done my homework on the "pro-and" issues and if you would like anymore information or to talk to me about it you can find me at: or send me a direct email at:


These are just some of the websites and "thinspiration" videos stumbled across. Please note there are many thousands more. Just by typing in "thinspiration" into Youtube I got more than 5000 video hits. I really feel this is an issue that we as an online community could help eliminate.
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