There’s a strange trend that’s happened online over the past few years known as “Thinspo,” short for “Thinspiration.” Those that follow it believe that they’re using photos of ultra thin women as motivation to lose weight. Opponents believe that it’s simply another term for pro-ana, and it promotes anorexia, which is of course obscenely unhealthy.
Because Asian women are often naturally skinny, many of the photos are “Asian Thinspo” photos – especially Korean women and runway models – because they tend to be stick thin and are not generally associated with anorexia.
Below are varying degrees of thinspo. Some models, like the one at the top, seem perfectly healthy to me. Others, as you can see if you search for “Thinspo” online or browse sites like this, look much less healthy.
So, questions for the audience:
– How do you feel about ultra skinny women?
– What do you think about “Thinspo”? Is it anorexia disguised or a motivational tool?
– Is there a difference to you between the women that are naturally skinny and those that are starving themselves? What about in attraction?
Discuss anything you want related to this type of conversation in the comments.