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Allow Pro-Anorexia pages!
Petition Background (Preamble):
We wish to be allowed to create sites with disclaimers that express why we, as a community, should be allowed to discuss and express our illness/lifestyle on the internet, as long as we provide links to recovery sites, without our sites being deleted without our permission or knowledge.
Provided is a link from an eating disorder recovery site that supports our cause. If we have an illness, depending upon one's view, then why are we not allowed to discuss it until we are prepared to recover?
In the words of Makayla's Healing Place, offer us a hand, but please, don't shove it down our throats. We believe that we live a lifestyle, and not that we are succumbed to an illness. Whether you agree or not, please let those of us who are adults live this way.
We are protected by the Bill of Rights, and our rights are being violeated. Society says that supporting eating disorders is politically incorrect; yet, clothing in most stores is sold in sizes 0-12, while the average American woman is a size 14.
Unlike affirmative action, there is little done to protect the rights of women over the size of 12 from being harassed for her size, or anything done to police morality and change society's view of thinness and beauty.
Until this changes, we want our equal say about how to live with society's image of beauty that is forced upon us, and how we are attempting to attain that. Not all victims of eating disorders start out at a size 8, unlike what is shown in films and on TV.
There are people who go to the length of surgery, risking their lives and appearances, to fit society's mold of beauty, yet we endorse and condone this. A fashion magazine can offer millions of examples of thin, waifish models whose BMIs are below 16, (16 is the lowest healthy weight- below that is considered underweight, and eventually emaciated) that are considered beautiful, but they only offer 8 or 9 examples of plus-sized women that are beautiful.
We are men and women of all different shapes and sizes that are fighting to attempt to fit into society's mold of "beauty," which is not changing one bit.
Until the idea of true beauty changes in society, we wish to have an equal say in it and how we will live with it. We are a product of society, and until society makes real efforts, not just saying what's politically correct, but making the standard of beauty a larger size to change the attitudes of the perfect body, we warrant a right to make sites and communities and mailing lists on the internet, as long as we provide disclaimers and links to recovery.
We can't get "better" until we want to, so please don't tell us to try to force into us into recovery or silence; that is not the way to approach these problems.
Give us a space on the internet, even if we have to put up disclaimers and recovery links!
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The Allow Pro-Anorexia pages! petition to Yahoo, geocities, MSN, and lycos was written by Broken Angel and is in the category Health at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: anorexia, howtowriteapetition, proanorexia, proana, pro-anorexia, pro-anna, ana, mia, startapetition