An Inclusive Litany

8/21/01

America Online shut down a wildly controversial chat group promoting the view that anorexia is not a deadly disease but rather a lifestyle choice deserving of understanding, much like... well... obesity.

[Ed.: Reporting on the controversy, ABC News notes that 10 percent of those with anorexia nervosa die from it. Simply put, this number is made up. At this point, one could even make a case that any time 10 percent is quoted as a statistic on the news, it is false.]

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