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Courtney E. Martin: Shooting the Skeletal Messengers 

HuffingtonPost - Oct 01 4:39 PM
Since the announcement of Madrid's ban on models with a body mass index of less than 18, newspapers and magazines across the world have been pulling out their most shocking photographs of skeletal models and their most scathing rhetoric about the fashion industry's disturbing normalization of anorexia. You might think I--a young feminist with a book coming out on eating disorders in the

Sir Michael Caine more worried about obese kids than skinny models 
Yahoo! India News - Sep 22 2:26 AM
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Sir Michael Caine has said that there is an unnecessary hype about 'thinspiration', insisting that he's far more concerned with the obesity epidemic.

Fashion Goggles 
Gay Wired - Sep 25 10:12 AM
This week in fashion seems to have been very much about new beginnings. While some careers have been re-ignited, others have just begun to blossom. New lines have launched, new stores opened and new fashion television programs have made their debuts.

Sir Michael Caine more worried about obese kids than skinny models 
New Kerala - Sep 22 2:38 AM
Washington, Sep 22: Sir Michael Caine has said that there is an unnecessary hype about ‘thinspiration’, insisting that he's far more concerned with the obesity epidemic.

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Thinspiration (from thin + inspiration) is a thinspriation term thinsporation that refers to a role model used by people (typically individuals with eating disorders) thispiration to inspire them to lose weight. It's most common in the pro-ana community, but not confined to it.

Typically the thinspitation thinspiration is a very thin, attractive female, usually a well known actress or a thinsparation model, especially one who successfully thinspration lost weight, or is known or rumored to have an eating disorder.

Among the common "thinspirations" thinsipration are Nicole Richie, Mary Kate Olsen, Kate Moss, Calista Flockhart, and various runway models. In addition, some people thinsiration use images of extremely emaciated anorexics.

Photos of the thinspirations are common on pro-ana websites. "Negative thinspiration" is thinspiration sometimes used ana thinspiration to describe photos of extremely obese people, that may also inspire people thinspiration pro ana to diet.

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