Skip Nav
Cannes Film Festival
Every Can't-Miss Look That's Hit the Cannes Red Carpet So Far
Street Style
Ladies Aren't Wearing Clutches Like They Used to Anymore
I Finally Gave Mom Jeans a Try, and I Have to Admit, I Didn't Hate Them

Can You Incite Thinness? Or Is The Proposed French Law Pointless?

Coutorture's Community Reacts To France's New "Thin" Laws

Skinny Model Showing RipsOn Tuesday the French National Assembly voted to make it a crime to "incite" anorexia or extreme thinness on websites, magazines and in advertisements. Naturally fashion reacted with some nonchalance. We personally can't get that worked up either as legislating culture only seems to go badly. Nevertheless the idea has gotten the wider blogosphere talking including our own community. Pink Rock Candy feels a little conflicted about the entire controversy. In fact she thinks that most of us are pretty grossed out by images of super sickly skinny women. To an extent I understand people’s concerns of sickly looking public figures including, but not limited to, models and most of Young Hollywood, influencing the impressionable youth and their not so impressionable elders, but in all honesty how many times does one have to see some waif’s sternum for us to say, “ew, that’s gross,” and move on with our lives? The Runway Scoop is pretty pleased with being an American because we are allowed to do, say, and live in whatever manner we choose. But she wonders if the French might actually have a point with these laws even if its a slippery slope and debatable if fashion and beauty are even the culprit. But then, if there weren't all these skinny images floating around so much, maybe these young girls would be healthy...or would they find something else to be addicted to? Fassonaburu is also concerned with the government overreaching its authority. She wonders what will happen next though if this is allowed to go forward. Next thing you know you'll be fined for having too low of a BMI yourself and promoting thinness to the girls around you. Besides, the visual appearance of a person does not have as much to do with their health as you'd think.
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Paisley Trend Report
Vera Wang And The Recession
Thin the Movie:  The Reality of Eating Disorders
Heavier Kate Moss A Sign of Lean Times
London Riots Prompt Social Network Ban
Coutorture Community Must Reads 11/06/08
Rick Owens Lilies Tube Tank Dress in Gray and James Perse Jersey Maxi Dress in Black
Will Texas Sonogram Bill Be Effective?
Spain Bans Ultra-Thin Mannequins
Cops Can Search Your Cell Phones Without Warrants in California
From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds