When people hear the term "anorexia," they typically associate it with negative opinions and disgust. We all consider this a type of psychological disorder, and those affected by it to have a problem, but while researching different dieting fads, I found many pro-anorexia sites, some giving tips on how to stay anorexic! These sites treat it like it's some difficult diet to maintain, not as if it's a serious psychological disorder, and give off a support-group feel.
On this site it gives 20 tips on how to be anorexic. At the bottom of this list were many mixed comments, ranging from those who claimed this list helped them stay strong and beautiful to those who yelled at these people, calling them idiots for thinking this was healthy and attractive, then those who countered these people saying they didn't understand and the haters were awful people for putting them down. This didn't surprise me when even in the textbook it states "Individuals with anorexia stubbornly deny the seriousness of their condition and resist pressure from family and friends to gain weight" and don't seem to understand that with a "mortality rate for anorexia at 5-10% [... this makes] it one of the most life-threatening of all psychological conditions."
It always shocked me to hear those with anorexia felt they were always fat, but I was in utter disbelief when I discovered such sites existed. One question to consider is, with such "positive" sites for maintaining anorexia, how would this affect an anorexic person's recovery or lack thereof?