The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

A New Policy Against Self-Harm Blogs: Microblogging/social networking site Tumblr has taken a bold move that you would think would be common sense. They’ve recently taken steps to ban blogs that encourage self-harm. What is considered self-harm you ask? The methods that come immediately to mind for me and Tumblr are sites that encourage anorexia, …

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‘You can’t save people from themselves’: This about just one of the many scourges on the internet that I talk about but this one has nothing to do with crime per se. This has to do with websites that proclaim that eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia are not diseases but ‘lifestyle choices’. That’s right. …

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The Vanishing Act: This isn’t the first time I’ve taken on the topic of pro-eating disorder websites. With the explosion of sites like MySpace, Xanga, and LiveJournal and their refusal to do anything about it, this “movement” is growing… Faced with recrimination from the outside world, the pro-ana girls went underground. There are currently hundreds …

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Cult-Like Lure of ‘Ana’ Attracts Anorexics: This is sort of a follow-up to the entry I did about the scourge that are pro-anorexia websites. It’s a really good article that shows the cult-like zealotry of the pro-ana movement. I mention it because the author of the article, Martha Irvine, contacted me when she was researching …

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