Less Models, More Celebrities, and Body Image

Do Women Take Body Image Cues from Models? – New York Times

That’s where we gather our media-related body image issues: celebrities. Sure, we all know the name of a model or two, more for the fashion-obsessed, but, for the most part, we compare ourselves to actresses, musicians, and singers more than anyone else.

I don’t know how I feel about France’s new law. I’m sure that a large percent of extremely thin models are unhealthy since statistics show that the percentage of women who are naturally that small is, well, small. The chance that they are all skinny and healthy is…um…slim. (No pun intended…really.)

I do know this: while their intentions are well-meant, they’re not hitting the root of the problem, which goes well beyond actresses and models.