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The Beauty Myth

France has initiated body image legislation that could result in imprisonment or fines of up to $47,000 if found guilty of inciting others to deprive themselves of food to an excessive degree

PARIS – The French parliament’s lower house adopted a groundbreaking bill Tuesday that would make it illegal for anyone — including fashion magazines, advertisers and Web sites — to publicly incite extreme thinness. ..

Fashion industry experts said that, if passed, the law would be the strongest of its kind anywhere. Leaders in French couture are opposed to the idea of legal boundaries on beauty standards.

It’s a small step, not a whole solution but it could be progress.  Thoughts?


Written by outdoorsgrrl

April 15, 2008 at 1:49 pm

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  1. Yikes! Someone throw her a piece of bread!


    May 27, 2008 at 5:38 pm

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