Thinspo, the gross and double gross, not to mention incredibly dangerous and not at all responsible “group” of insidious starve-junkies recently pushed their toothpick social personalities onto the vastly popular networking outlet Pinterest. Happy to say this super fun and addicting website, host to everything from fame to foodies has banned Thinspo for inappropriate online behavior, sited for soliciting and encouraging anorexia, purging and other forms of self harm. The site Jezebel, one of QG WD favs for to-the-point lifestyle info recently posted;
After Tumblr and Facebook instituted stricter anti-self-harm policies, Pinterest became the blogging platform of choice for women (and some men) who wanted to use social media as a way to encourage themselves and others to remain impossibly bony. But according to the National Eating Disorders Association, turning a blind eye to that sort of content endangers some users, especially those recovering from anorexia or bulimia.
The new terms of service prohibit posting content that “creates a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to yourself, to any other person, or to any animal,” which pretty much says “DON’T POST THINSPO STUFF, GUYS” without coming right out and saying it. The new terms go into effect on April 6, so if you want your fill of jutting out shoulder blades with the tags #perfect #thin and #pretty underneath, get ‘em while they’re legal (poor things).
Let’s applaud Pinterest for delicately nailing these confused and emotionally wayward bunches and we hope the awareness brought to the front on the seriousness of eating disorders can be a good thing. For solid information on where someone can find help you can point them to the National Eating Disorder Association and to have a blast discovering hip pics and fabulous finds on Pinterest register and check it out here; http://pinterest.com