Friday, January 26, 2007

Fat dummies.

From The Guardian: "Spanish shop window dummies have been ordered to fatten up after the government and big fashion chains agreed that female dummies should wear size 10 clothes or above. The agreement between Spanish retail chains such as Zara and Mango and the country's health ministry came as the fashion trade agreed to a series of measures designed to combat anorexia."

Of course, if you ask Gisele Bundchen, it's parents' fault that women have eating disorders, not the fault of the fashion or modeling industries. I say bullshit. Parents may be most influential in teaching early eating habits, but girls' and women's desire to be invisible is culturally generated. Fattening up the mannequins is only part of the solution, but it's an important part. Cheers to Spain!

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