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Thursday, March 22, 2012

The fight against underweight models

 For years now, women from around the world has expressed outcry on the use of extremely underweight models and the altering of pictures to make these young girls look skinner than they really are. The girls that are affected are at an impressionable age, which makes them think this is how they should always look. These thoughts can lead the girls to anorexia and bulimia, diseases that can cause many health and even death. One nation though, is taking action against this epidemic of thinness. Israel has put a ban on women models whose BMI is less than 18%. They have pointed out that models used to be an average of size 38 but now the size has decreased to 24. Israel also has pointed out that 2% of the young girls there suffer from eating disorders that can easily take their lives. This ban has out pressure on several other countries to take action and protect these young girls.

BBC News - Israel passes law banning use of underweight models

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