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Who do you believe?
by Defender of small animals (sakurabana1)
at October 8th, 2006 (06:05 pm)

Who would you support??

http://www.abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=2525717&page=1

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Posted by: sui (ex_sui)
Posted at: October 9th, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)

The thing about this.. is, well, even though I don't like anorexia, I'm still neutral. --> http://imomus.livejournal.com/226183.html <-- an interesting entry talking about it

The problem is not only the media but society itself, that almost promotes disorders as if they were something to be flaunted. Considering the amount of people who proudly declare themselves as anorexic without ever being diagnosed.. well. There will always be naturally skinny people, and maybe those types are the ones that become models. It's not to say that all models should be rail thin, but yes, some people prefer that look. I do agree that more "healthy-looking" models should be added to the industry, but I'm not so sure it needs to go as far as banning skinny models altogether.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 9th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)

I have to admit, I don't understand the girls who seem to LIKE being anorexic and wear the term with pride. I will never get it.

I do think it is fairly easy to detirmine "naturally" skinny from anorexic. My sister was very, very naturally thin her whole youth, but no one ever accused her of having an eating disorder. Me either (also thin). Some people are thin- some are obviously starving. It's a look. You can tell.

Posted by: Defender of small animals (sakurabana1)
Posted at: October 9th, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
That was me

Forgot to log in. :)

Posted by: sui (ex_sui)
Posted at: October 9th, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
Re: That was me

That's true.. but actually, it seems there are quite a number of overweight people who become anorexic, but are originally overweight [which is why they begin to starve themselves]. I think anorexia in its later stages are obvious, though.

Posted by: Defender of small animals (sakurabana1)
Posted at: October 9th, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)
Re: That was me

Whoops- my fault. I should have clarified I was refering to latest model hub-bub. Some of them are thin, but the starving ones are obvious.

Posted by: sui (ex_sui)
Posted at: October 9th, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)
Re: That was me

oh! sorry, i misunderstood :x

Posted by: round_head (round_head)
Posted at: October 9th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)

I'd liked to have seen images of his models to decide for myself weather or not they are anorexic. I don't think the fashion industry is soley to blame, but it's not helping at all either...

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