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September 19, 2006

Madrid fashion show bans 5 thin models.

And…

British minister says ban scrawny models.

Thanks, Sara!

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5 Responses to “News”

  1. mardi_k Says:
    September 19th, 2006 at 9:39 am

    YAY, it’s about time

  2. Anonymous Says:
    September 19th, 2006 at 10:57 am

    Too little too late in my opinion. The damage to young girls has been done, ban or not.K.

  3. Kris Says:
    September 21st, 2006 at 6:52 am

    Hmmm. I tend to agree with Anonymous that damage has been done, indeed it has-Bratz!-but I also think it is about time that something like this has come along-and from Spain, no less:) where they tend to like their women with a little cush;)

  4. Anonymous Says:
    September 23rd, 2006 at 12:34 am

    I’m not impressed. Instead of simply banning the thinnest models just like they already ban heavier models, why not just include ALL body types? That would be inspiring.

  5. Becky..Absent Minded Housewife Says:
    September 25th, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    When I got married I was 5’10″ and 105 lbs. I didn’t starve myself. I didn’t purge. I didn’t exercise obsessively/at all. You can do the BMI math.I did look healthy. At that time that was what my body looked liked naturally. I wasn’t curveless. After having three children my figure is much the same…still thin…just more stretch marks.What I hate about the skinny figure type…MY figure type…is that it’s assumed I’m vain or mentally ill. I’ve been followed to restrooms in restaurants, by restaurant staff or other patrons, to make sure I don’t upchuck the meal I just ate. I had one woman harrassing me about my “illness” in a mall escorted out by security. I’ve been accused of using meth. I’ve been told that I couldn’t have possibly given birth to healthy babies. It’s insulting.Do I agree that all models must be rail thin? Because I’m a seamstress who has sewn for many body types, my vote goes to no. It is unrealistic when you consider most people wearing clothing aren’t my extreme body type. I just can’t go along with the skinny stereotyping because for most of us it’s just untrue. It’s no more right than the fat stereotyping that goes on just as much… more. I want my inner beauty seen as well!(Cut and pasted from my comment on another blog, with some edits for pertinence.)

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