Thursday, September 14, 2006


Fashion Industry: EAT IT!
The great goddesses were not two sticks with a hole, starving themselves to people please. All hail the Spaniards (see below) for standing up to fashonista tyranny that turns models into anorexic, chain smoking crankheads. Setting the standard for beauty at a size 2 desexualizes and desensualizes women, trains them to hate their bodies and themselves. "Looking good" is culturally determined. It's socially constructed---invented. Let us redefine what is beautiful. A healthy, toned, strong beloved body is a tribute to God's glory. "Give us this day our daily bread" Starvation (shame) and gluttony (greed) take us out of balance. Beauty is an inner truth reflected in an outer state. God's abundance is a blessing, food is good, human flesh was made for work, love and joy, not punishment. Let the fashion industry eat cake!!!

MADRID (AFP) - Excessively skinny fashion models will be barred from a major Madrid fashion show later this month for fear they could send the wrong message to young Spanish girls, local media reported. Madrid's regional government, which is co-financing the Pasarela Cibeles, has vetoed around a third of the models who took part in last year's show because they weigh too little.

The authorities collaborated with a Spanish health organisation to come up with a minumum body mass -- a height-weight ratio -- of 18 for the models. Spanish daily ABC said it was the first time such restrictions had been imposed on a fashion show, although a recent wedding dress exhibition in Barcelona banned fashion models who took a dress size below 38 (British size 10, US size eight). Several models at last year's show provoked a row when they claimed their careers would be under threat if they put on weight.

Organisers said they wanted to "help ensure public opinion does not associate fashion, and fashion shows in particular, with an increase in anorexia, a disease which, along with bulimia, is considered ... as a mental and behavioural problem". The event will take place on September 18-22.

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