Ah, yes – true Bulldada can be found even in the food we eat! Without food we'd all be dead (no, really?)…and yet, sites that seek out weirdness rarely look in this direction.
One of the more disturbing trends among teen girls is the so-called “pro-ana” movement. This stands for “pro-anorexia,” and the idea here is that anorexia nervosa isn't actually a disease but a “chosen lifestyle.” (This is the same excuse that smokers use to justify their addictions.) There are sub-sections of this group, especially for the types of starvation: “my best friend Ana” (for anorexia) or “my friend Mia” (for bulimia). The idea of anorexia as a “lifestyle” has subjected these people to a lot of abuse and persecution – especially since many pro-ana people are underage girls. A lot of pro-ana Web sites have been forced offline or into hiding since the turn of the century, usually with the excuse that these sites encourage teenagers to engage in a “lifestyle” that leads to suicide.