Experts argue that sensationalist coverage of too thin celebrities heightens the taboo of eating disorders. Females suffering from such diseases and those with habits to develop them find themselves unable to speak out in fear of stigmatization. The Internet, however, offers such a location where many maintain a blog, encouraging fellow bloggers to not eat, work out, and think thin. This study investigates how and why pro-eating disorder bloggers covertly formed an online community to divulge their emotions and indulge in discussions related to eating practices and body image.
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