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Ashlee Chadwick

on 26 November 2012

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Transcript of Pro-ana

Ashlee Chadwick Pro-Ana Subculture What is Pro-ana? online subculture which encourages members to lose
weight in an unhealthy manner and idole images of emancipated or otherwise very thin individuals while indicating that weight and food are the enemies
My Research Question Why do members of the pro-ana subculture
use the internet as a safe place? Fieldwork - talked to leader of a popular pro-ana blog
called 'Pro-ana: My struggles with and My
Acceptance of Ana"
- watched documentary called 'The Truth about
Online Anorexia"
- Watched a segment from The Today Show called
"Pro-ana websites turn girls on to anorexia" Course Question Are youth cultures spontaneous forms of resistance to mainstream culture, manifestations of new styles of expression, or are they products of consumer culture? Artifact 1. If you aren't thin you aren't attractive
2. Being thin is more important than being healthy
3. You must buy clothes, cut your hair, take laxatives, starve yourself, do anything to make yourself look thinner.
4. Thou shall not eat without feeling guilty
5. Though shall not eat fattening food without punishing oneself afterward.
6. Thou shall count calories and restrict intake accordingly.
7. What the scale says is the most important thing.
8. Losing weight is good/gaining weight is bad.
9. You can never be too thin.
10. Being thin and not eating are signs of true will power and success.
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