Monday, January 29, 2007
Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa - The Most Deadly Mental Illness
"We live in a culture where we look at anorexically thin models and call that normal, call that attractive.... It's important for parents to point out all the ways that our culture gets women to be unhappy with themselves."
The following are more examples of ultra-thin models on the runway. By choosing these women to be icons of beauty, the fashion industry is telling us that to be anorexic is to be beautiful. This sends the message, as well, that to be overweight (or even a health weight!) is ugly. Is the fashion industry selling clothing, or self-hatred? And does the latter really have to be a byproduct of the former? I believe not.