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September 14, 2006

sorry, you're too thin

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...

well, it's about time. finally someone thinks that the health of their nation's young girls is more important than having abnormally thin models slink down their runways. it's a shame that our own American fashion peddlers don't do the same.

about a week ago, i overheard my daughters grace (6) and glynnis (8) arguing about whether a slice of chicken or cheese had more calories. i asked them if they knew what calories were, and glynnis said, "they're what make you fat." duncan (10) corrected her, "no, if you eat more than you need, they can make you fat." i don't think i'd even heard the word "calories" at their age. what is going on?

Posted by smockmomma at September 14, 2006 11:14 AM


viva madrid!!

Posted by: Marsha at September 14, 2006 1:50 PM

I think this is a good move... a few years ago the gymnastics governing body instituted body mass requirements to prevent bulimia and anorexia and I can tell from the gymnasts I see on TV that it has really helped. The same should be done for models.

Posted by: dan at September 14, 2006 8:11 PM

Maybe I'll move to Madrid!

Posted by: MamaT at September 16, 2006 12:11 PM

One could thing about the excessively thin models - they trigger zero lust in myself and most normal guys.

Posted by: TSO at September 17, 2006 9:15 PM

Meant to say, "one good thing..."

Posted by: TSO at September 17, 2006 9:15 PM

thank you for sharing.

Posted by: smockmomma at September 17, 2006 10:44 PM

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