Morning coffee. x3.
It’s 11am and I’ve had 3 cups of coffee so far! Normal? Or really NOT normal (unhealthy?)? Some days I just really NEED coffee throughout the day. And today is one of them. So I’m going with it. Healthy or not.
But anyways, on to more important things……
Anyone else catch the new law passed in Israel?
Supermodels MUST have a BMI of AT LEAST 18.5. If they use photoshop on their photos, they MUST disclaim it. article here
(photo of Israeli supermodel from above article)
Israeli lawmakers, “hope will reduce eating disorders and promote a healthy body image.” Recently, an Israeli supermodel died of starvation.
On of the photographers says, “I look (back) 15 to 20 years ago, we shot models (sized) thirty-eight. Today, it’s twenty-four…..This is the difference between thin and too thin. This is the difference between death and life.”
I don’t know what the equivalent those sizes are in the US, but I’m guessing a 24 is a 00.
This cartoon is a little harsh, but I included it anyways:
Really, really interesting. This seems like a step to keeping models healthy and to make sure that youth have realistic HEALTHY body images.
I know this is a much larger issue, too big for this one short blog post, but a few questions—
Do you think this law would fly in the US?
Do you think it’s something the government should get involved with?
Do you think the new law will “work” and keep models healthy and kids’ expectations of their body realistic?