Anorexia and Bulimia

Apparently there are pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia websites out there – i.e., sites for people who have these problems but are looking for tips to have this problem more intensively, as opposed to people looking to fight the problem. There’s an article here.

I’m not really sure what to say about this – its mostly outside my usual frame of reference. I’m OK with people committing suicide, even if they do it really slowly, and in effect, it seems to me that some of the users of such sites are doing just that. (Perhaps I’m completely mistaken, but I don’t think so.) I do draw the line at allowing minors this right, just as minors aren’t allowed other rights as well. Since most of the users seem to be minors, part of me wants these sites to be illegal. But part of me thinks its better for them to be out in the open.

Anyway, that’s as far as my thoughts go. Yours?