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October 11th, 2006 by Anna

I was looking at my web stats the other day and saw an external link that I hadn’t noticed before. That just means someone has a link from their site to mine. I visited this site and I was appalled on so many levels. First, and now the most trivial, this person has my entire “My Tools” page on her site. The entire wording is mine. The links to the files are to my site. There is no mention of my name and she never asked me for permission to do this. I never mind when people pass around my spreadsheets. Frankly it flatters me. But this is different. This is the entire page and I’m given no credit whatsoever.

But worse than that is what this site is about. The home page says,

This is a a “pro ana” site so if you do not have an eating disorder please leave now. This is a non-judgemental place and all are welcome but please do not leave rude messages.

At first I paid no mind. I was more concerned about the snag from my own site. But then I read around. Pro Ana… Ana is short for anorexia. ANOREXIA. This is a PRO anorexia site. I’m all for losing weight, but in a healthy way and only if it’s necessary. From the about page on this site, this is a 17 year old girl. And she calls it an eating disorder but her entire site promotes being thin that the complete disregard of your health. I’m just horrified.

I’ve looked around for a way to contact her. I could only write to the main site as this is a subdirectory kind of like having your own Yahoo page or something like that. I’ve tossed around whether or not I should post the link to her site here. Right now I don’t think I will. I don’t want to encourage anyone to eat like this. If it’s that important to you, you can probably Google from the text I gave you.

I posted this so that if you’re the praying type, you can pray for this girl. Pray that she gets the help she needs. Pray that her family can help her. If you’re not the praying type, try it out anyway. It sure can’t hurt!

And if you’re “that girl.” Email me. anna (at) onmyweigh (dot) com. I’ll do whatever I can to get you help. Seriously.


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