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les french: thin not in

Snej >> The newest proposed solution for monitoring models' health comes today, out of France.  The French parliament's lower house just approved a bill that, if passed by the Senate in coming weeks, could effectively make it illegal for anyone to "incite extreme thinness." 

The law would allow a judge to imprison and fine any offending fashion magazines, advertisers, and web sites  up to $47,000.  Didier Grumbach, president of the French Federation of Couture, expressed strong disapproval:

Never will we accept in our profession that a judge decides if a young girl is skinny or not skinny.  That doesn't exist in the world, and it will certainly not exist in France.

I know next to nothing about how the French legal system works, and I appreciate what the bill is trying to accomplish, but I'm a little hazy on how you can legally prove whether someone "excessively" "incited others to deprive themselves of food."  Just saying.

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