Friday, August 05, 2005

No More Anorexic Models?

Whoa! Could this be true? According to an article in the Mail & Guardian, Israel might just ban anorexics from modelling!

Um... (a) how could it have taken me this long to find this article and (b) could it really be true?

For my Intro to Women's Studies class last Spring semester, I had to do a group project in which we were to work on a problem and present a solution to Congress. My group worked on eating disorders and proposed that Congress pass a bill to regulate that models have to have a required healthy BMI. There's nothing bad about someone being thin, it's just when someone's unhealthy that...well, I won't go on cause I'll never stop!

Kudos to Israel if this is true!

11 original thoughts out there

Blogger nyc pink fashionista said...

Hopefully this article is true.

I'm with you Dina. If I don't stop now I'll go on and on.

Friday, August 05, 2005 7:17:00 PM  
Blogger Mesiach said...

CENSORSHIP IS NOT TREATING THE DISEASE ITS TREATING THE SYMPTOM!!! IF you want people to be heatlhier then invest more money into public education and better food in the schools...preventing people from looking at pictures will never get you anywhere...come on guys government shouldn't tell women to have a baby or not to have one (the later is debtable) so it should tell magazines that women are to thin to put there pictures on a page...let nicole riche do what she wants and let me look at her as much as i want!@

Friday, August 05, 2005 7:46:00 PM  
Blogger Mesiach said...

or wait is the saying treating the symptom not the disease...whatever you get what i mean

Friday, August 05, 2005 7:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Ian said...

I'm all for anything that discourages anorexia. Not only is it extremely unhealthy, it's incredibly unattractive!!! No man wants to have sex with a woman who looks like she's about to break in half. Israeli women are blessed with fantastic curves and they should keep them. Zie Gazhoont!!

Saturday, August 06, 2005 7:18:00 PM  
Blogger BrownsvilleGirl said...

Steve, Steve, you miss the point. The idea is that if you make the epitome of beauty (models) not unhealthy looking, it becomes unappealing. What ever.

Saturday, August 06, 2005 9:36:00 PM  
Blogger Mesiach said...

look im all for plus sized models..power to them...but what im trying to say.,..is the governemnt shouldnt regulate private enterprise unless it has a physical affect against people..like regulating car emitions is important...but the way to change people is not planting subliminal "go eat" messages in their head with forcing an industry to have regulations on who they take pictures...ofcourse kiddie porn is wrong...comon its apples and oranges...any the government should fund education and school lunch programs and stuff like that instead of forcing someone to take a certain picture....so will they say that playboy models must have a certain boob size too...or a certain waste size...not to big not to small...lets allow the government to control what we do every minute of every day...KUDOS TO THE GOVERMENT!

Saturday, August 06, 2005 9:53:00 PM  
Blogger BrownsvilleGirl said...

Steve!

A BMI of 19 is normal. It's not advocating plus-size models, it's advocating NORMAL looking models. That's all. Skinny, normal, pretty, what ever! As long as the person isn't boney. And if you think that eating disorders aren't harmful, you should visit a Jewish girls school. And that's all I have to say.

Saturday, August 06, 2005 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah ian there is no fun in banging a board

Saturday, August 06, 2005 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous brown eyed girl said...

the new dove ads show normal looking woman. the ad says something like "real women have curves" or something like that.

but i sort of agree with steve. while not publishing picutres of anorexic models may prevent so many girls and women from developing the disease, it won't stop everyone. it will help to change a lot of people's views of beauty, but not all.

education would help a great deal, and, well two semesters ago i did a paper on eating disorders, and one of the journals i read, was a study of college students and eating disorders. in the study, they had students be evaluated by doctors. the students who were thought to be in danger of developing a disorder, were recommended to a doctor. of those recommended, 40 percent actually went, and learned how to help themselves, and porceeded with follow up appointments.

okay, i think a rambled on enough. but i think that's what would help.

Saturday, August 06, 2005 11:35:00 PM  
Blogger The Zombie Lama said...

"Standards" of beauty change all the time, albeit rather slowly. Take a look at all the paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries. The women in these paintings weren't waifs, but were normal healthy looking women. By today's standards, however, they would be called fat.

Sunday, August 07, 2005 1:05:00 AM  
Blogger Mesiach said...

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Sunday, August 07, 2005 2:46:00 AM  

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