Starting at the bottom of Maslow's pyramid, modern digitally-friendly agoraphobes can purchase most items to sustain themselves physically online without leaving home.
How is the new world friendly for the digitally friendly agoraphobe? If we think of a person through the eyes of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, it is clear that many needs can be met, at least in part, in the digital world.
Fulfilling an agoraphobe's needs is not the only possibility of the web.
, and self-mutilators are especially frightening, yet fascinating, to dominant culture because they extrapolate the feminine scripts of denying hunger, staying in the home, and maligning the body to such frightening data that society is forced to confront itself.