Yes! My first Italian Vogue, with it's glossy pages filled with some familiar advertisements...and some new obviously Italian names. Within its crisp pages a flyer is found, 50% off a subscription to Vogue. I am so there.
Anyway's, I shall get to the shocking subject in hand my dears, but bear with me!
So I browsed the Vogue Italia's webpage in hope of a link to subscription, but instead I came across something inspiring yet disturbing: A piece on Pro-Anorexia websites and blogs. I never knew such things existed but they do! Gross. Anorexia is a serious issue and some bloggers are posting that its fine to be competitive about your body shape, even promoting anorexia. One such website is PRO-ANA which is a blog instructing people on how to avoid eating and how to purge, even how to fast. I watch enough Supersize vs. Superskinny to understand that purging is not good for you and fasting is something only to be done in certain situations, look to Gandhi. The bloggers motto is...
"Christians believe in God, I beleive in ANA"
The worst thing is that this blog belongs to a 17 year old.
Please sign Vogue Italia's Petition to ban Pro-Anorexia sites here. I know its your body and everything but how can you be comfortable looking like this. Your body is yours, do what you like but what is the attraction? Sure I'd rather be thin than fat, but when you cross that fine line of obsession you're never coming back.
Pretty shocking that anyone would want to look like that. One girl commented on PRO-ANA this: "If you care about people starving so much, focus your efforts on people who DON'T do it of their own volition because they enjoy doing it. There's a ton of starving countries that would LOVE your help, I'm sure."
I dont think she should bring starving countries into the mix since so much food is wasted through purging which is, evidently, promoted.
Thanks for being patient when I was rambling on...