Wednesday, April 16, 2008

France May Outlaw Inciting Thinness

Apparently the French government can decide to make it illegal to "to publicly incite extreme thinness." I understand wanting to ban pro-anorexia sites, I find them totally disgusting. But to use it against pictures of women deemed too thin? "Didier Grumbach, president of the influential French Federation of Couture, said he was not aware how broad the proposed legislation was, and made no secret of his strong disapproval of such a sweeping measure.
'Never will we accept in our profession that a judge decides if a young girl is skinny or not skinny,' he said. 'That doesn't exist in the world, and it will certainly not exist in France.'"
I feel like their government is taking too much control; next thing you know you'll be fined for having too low of a BMI yourself and promoting thinness to the girls around you. Besides, the visual appearance of a person does not have as much to do with their health as you'd think.

Via BreitBart


Anonymous said...

I'll approve of this if they make it illegal to publicly incite obesity too, which certainly kills more people.