April 13, 2015 | by Annie Kaup | Comments: 0
April 3rd, 2015 French President François Hollande put into effect a ban on hiring excessively thin Models.
It’s estimated that 30,000-40,000 people live with Anorexia in France alone, the majority of which are teenagers.
Runway and Fashion Models are generally in the age range or 14-19 which is prime time for girls to develop and be diagnosed with anorexia.
Anorexia is serious.
It is the 3rd most common chronic illness for adolescents* and can be fatal.
Anorexia can cause a plethora of illnesses (heart disease, kidney disease, osteoporosis, ulcers, headaches, as well as many many others) and the mortality rates from anorexia are the highest of any psychological disorder.*
There are blogs out there, (which I will not dignify by supporting with a link) promoting obscene “anorexia diets”, one of which simply “recommends” a certain number of bites of food per meal. In addition to the ban within the fashion industry to hire dangerously unhealthy models these websites and promoters will now also be subject to fines and potential jail time in France.