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‘They Look Like Dead Girls’: New Israeli Law Bans Underweight Models in Ads
A new Israeli law is trying to fight the spread of eating disorders by banning underweight models from local advertising and requiring publications to disclose when they use altered images to make women and men appear thinner.
The law, passed late Monday, appears to be the first attempt by any government to use legislation to take on a fashion industry accused of abetting eating disorders by idealizing extreme thinness. It could become a model for other countries grappling with the spread of anorexia and bulimia, particularly among young women.
“We want to break the illusion that the model we see is real,” said Liad Gil-Har, assistant to law sponsor Dr. Rachel Adato, who compares the battle against eating disorders to the struggle against smoking.
Originally posted by FortAnthem
People need to learn to be happy the way they are. Forcing advertizers to stop using plastic surgery godesses with no meat on their bones is one step in the right direction IMO.