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ADDENDUM TO MPA SITE RULES REGARDING REVERSE THINSPO: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING ANY FURTHER CONTENT


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#1 Bibliophile

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 08:20 AM

Fat shaming and mental health have become the subjects of increased media attention. After a talk with the community and further lengthy discussion between the Mods and Admin, we have decided to add a clarification to the site’s rules, effective immediately.

It is now specifically against the rules to create any threads or posts that constitute reverse thinspiration and/or fat shaming.

In recent months, site management has discussed and debated what constitutes fat shaming. Since this addendum to the rules is now being added, the rule will encompass all posts and threads that fat shame or body shame celebrities, random people/pictures from the internet, random people/pictures of people you might know, any member of MPA. Absolutely no one is to be targeted, there are no exceptions. There are many reasons we have decided to implement this new rule. As a community and as individuals, we must remember that on MPA we have a lot of members across the weight and body size spectrum. Seeing reverse thinspo and/or fat shaming posts will without doubt have a negative impact on their self-image. This community was built on the core golden rule of 'Be supportive'. The last thing any of us need are more words or comments that may affect how we think about or see ourselves. 

The argument has been raised that MPA should be a place where members should be free to voice all thoughts they deem attributable to their EDs. However, in order to keep this website running, there are limitations to that. Reverse thinspo pictures not only go against the rules that were always in place, but also put the site at risk of violating anti-bullying legislation.

If you have any questions on what constitutes fat shaming or reverse thinspo, please feel free to message any member of the Moderating Team. In the meantime, we will be removing any reverse thinspo and/or fat shaming threads we see. 


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#2 xiare

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 08:42 AM

I wholeheartedly endorse this addendum.
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#3 ~Goddess Annea~

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 08:53 AM

Very well-said.

As Bibs said, this is something we have been discussing for awhile so I am also on board with this addendum. 


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#4 *FluffypitsPatrick*

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 09:27 AM

The moderating team as a whole supports this addendum
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