U.K. Model Leads Charge to Ban Ultrathin Women From Fashion

Further to my post before the start of London Fashion Week this model is taking a stand against the industry- and now has started a petition on Change.org. Bravo!

A norm in the fashion industry has long been that a model should be pin thin—a walking clothes hanger. But a petition from a model fed up with being pressured by modeling agencies to lose more weight has catalyzed a government investigation—one that could result in a ban on extremely thin women from U.K. catwalks and fashion advertisements.

“When I walked into one of the UK’s biggest model agencies last year they told me I ticked all the boxes except one—I needed to lose weight. So I did,” wrote 23-year-old Rosie Nelson on the Change.org petition she launched late last week. “Four months later I lost nearly [14 pounds and] 2 inches off my hips. When I returned to the same agency they told me to lose more weight, they wanted me ‘down to the bone.’ ”

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/09/22/uk-model-leads-charge-ban-ultra-thin-women-fashion?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-09-22

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