Fine and jail for pro-ana sites and those encouraging anorexia, according to a new french law !
Inciting people to extreme thinness could now be punishable by a year in prison and a fine of 10,000 euros ($11,000) in France after MPs voted in the night to take aim at “pro-anorexia” websites.
French deputies voted through an socialist amendment to a law on public health that would punish anyone “provoking people to excessive thinness by encouraging prolonged dietary restrictions that could expose them to a danger of death or directly impair their health.”
Up to an estimated 40,000 people suffer from anorexia in France, nine out of 10 of them women and girls.
The law is designed to take aim at so-called “pro-Ana” sites accused of encouraging excessive thinness and can push people into a vicious circle of anorexia and authorities cannot do anything about it.