Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Israeli Model Law

Government officials in Israel have passed a new law banning the use of significantly underweight models in country-wide advertising.  The law, designed to challenge the glorification of the thin ideal, will also require advertisers who use airbrushing/editing to slim models down to acknowledge this in print.

Officials are hopeful that these measures will reduce the rates of anorexia in Israel.  What do you think?


Rachel said...

This is wonderful:)
I do think it may work against women who are naturally thin and have a career in modeling, however they are indeed a minority population. We are advertising for the majority which makes this ultimately a positive change.

ElMaj said...

I am so glad about this!