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Israeli Law Bans Skinny, BMI-Challenged Models

 
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Israeli Law Bans Skinny, BMI-Challenged Models
A law that regulates people's body weight would probably get little traction in Congress, not to mention U.S. courts.

But not so here in Israel, where a new law took effect Jan. 1 that aims to prevent fashion models from losing weight to the detriment of their health and the wellbeing of others inclined to follow in their footsteps.

Israeli lawmakers adopted the legislation in March 2012 stipulating that fashion and commercial models should have a body-mass index of at least 18.5. A 5-foot-8 adult weighing 120 pounds, for instance, has a BMI of 18.2, disqualifying her -- or him -- from pursuing a modeling career in this country of nearly 8 million people.

It is also called the "Photoshop law" because it demands that computer-generated changes to make models appear thinner be noted along with the images. Although the law targets adults in general, it is clearly aimed at female models. Eating disorders mostly affect young women.

Images of thin fashion models are not the only factors contributing to eating disorders, but one doctor specializing in treating them says they do nothing to help her patients get better.

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01/03/2013 01:08 PM
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Re: Israeli Law Bans Skinny, BMI-Challenged Models
I think in developed countries they should have laws to prevent gross obesity.

If you want to be a Morbid Obese Person you should have to pay three times the amount of Health care actually 10 times the amount because that is historically what they cost the system in their lifetime.

Its gross. I can't understand why people let themselves go that bad. Its their own body and thr only one they get. They wreck it. No respect for themselves what so ever.
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Re: Israeli Law Bans Skinny, BMI-Challenged Models
I think in developed countries they should have laws to prevent gross obesity.

If you want to be a Morbid Obese Person you should have to pay three times the amount of Health care actually 10 times the amount because that is historically what they cost the system in their lifetime.

Its gross. I can't understand why people let themselves go that bad. Its their own body and thr only one they get. They wreck it. No respect for themselves what so ever.
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Oh, yes. But a serious problem is also anorexia ... Smiley

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