While I am not a Fan of the make a law way of life....
Israel’s skinny model ban: New law requires body mass index of 18.5 or a doctor’s note
I was thrilled to read this.. It's not that I approve or agree with the make law way of life. To me that is such a cop out on parenting and personal accountability. I feel that people should be accountable for their actions be they the individuals or the parents of minor children. I am still quite happy to see that someone is getting a clue. Too skinny is just ugly..
Hair Boy is very skinny always has been and I have always worried about his health. BUT his father's family has several members of the extended family that are just way too thin. It's genetic! Fortunately as we age I have noticed that all of these people have actually become quite good looking and filled out nicely. None of them TRIED to be skinny they just are.
This need to promote the extra skinny as sexy is just odd. I don't get it. When I was in my late 20's I read an article that said Marilyn Monroe was fat.. really? the epitome of sexy? Too fat?
I grew up in Southern California a nice size 11/12 which in today's sizes would mean a 7/8.. I was told my entire life that I was fat.. Totally destroyed my self esteem. I remember having a slumber party and for some reason everyone wanted to wear the same color pants.. So we went through my closet.. I will never forget the astonishment I felt when I discovered that my pants were too tight on some of the "skinny" girls.. how could that be? They were the skinny girls and I was a "fat" girl and yet my clothes were too small for them..
When I moved to the midwest and started going out with friends I was astounded when I would go to bars and get hit on.. Suddenly, I was considered an attractive woman.. why is this? I was the same size in Illinois as I had been in California.. it was the perception.. Sadly that too skinny concept grew and being normal is considered fat.
Consider the modeling industry.. did you know that a lot of the plus size models are size 8's.. Seriously, that's the PLUS size? It bothers methat my girls have to live with this.. that society dictates how their body should look instead of what is best for them.. As a woman it is hard to live with.. I don't know many women who don't have some type of body issue problems..
So while I don't like the make a law concept I congratulate Israel for taking a stand