If you’re wondering what qualifies as excessively thin, well that’s yet to be determined, but it will be based on body mass index (aka – BMI).
It’s a strong stance on a big problem, but it also begs the question — when is government overstepping the line?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for promoting a healthier body image for women, and on the runway is a great place to start. However, passing a law that sets guidelines for how a model should look, seems like we’re heading in the wrong direction.
After all, healthy for one person is different than healthy for another person. BMI, while a guideline for what healthy should look like is not a fool-proof system for determining whether someone is a healthy weight. Not to mention the fact that enforcing this law sounds like a good way to make modeling an even more degrading profession.
So while it may be a nice thought, at the end of the day it’s just creating more body-image issues.
More on the Story: Wall Street Journal
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