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Thursday, April 17, 2008

From one of the most fashionable places on earth - thin is most definitely "out"

Check out this New York Times article:

French Bill Takes Chic Out of Being Too Thin
French legislators adopted a pioneering law Tuesday aimed at stifling a proliferation of Web sites that promote eating disorders with “thinspiration” and starvation tips.

This follows a weight minimum decree from the Spanish fashion industry last year and Miss London being told to gain some weight before she returns to the arena. It's when I hear things like this that I'm hopeful that all our small efforts or individual voices really are coming together for healthy change. Of course, what about freedom of speech? I'm usually vehemently against censorship and governments meddling with an open internet, but I think I have to admit that in this case, I'm glad that a serious forum (that neither disease-ifies nor glamourizes eating disorders as often happens) has publicly recognized the dangers of these "thinspired" communities.

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