Gegen Ess-Störungen begünstigende Darstellungen von Frauen in der Öffentlichkeit / Against Public Presentations of Women that Favor Eating Disorders

Ein offensichtlich magersüchtiges Model auf dem Laufsteg / An obviously anorectic model on the catwalk
Ein offensichtlich magersüchtiges Model auf dem Laufsteg / An obviously anorectic model on the catwalk

 

 

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Especially teenagers are influenced by the ruling body image of size zero models, that they are often suffering from anorexia or other forms of eating disorders because they simply feel too fat. As a subtle but persistent message thinness is glorified as an element of discipline and self-control while often even normal weight and very particularly overweight is condemned as an epitome of indiscipline and lack of will. In fact the eating disorder anorexia nervosa - which is often trivialized with slogans like "Nothing tastes as great as it feels to be thin" - is a deadly disease. At least one in ten anorexics die from their disease.

We as the Ladies´ Team therefore call for a very strict regulation regarding the minimum limit of the body mass index of models according to medical standards of appropriateness , and the prohibition to use image editing programs in the finalization of photos of models, but also other persons that make them appear much thinner than
they are.

 

It is our utmost goal that girls and women regain their lost healthy feeling of hunger, but also the often non-existing feeling of satiety. Thereby, it is important that neither the information on the scale plays a role, nor the expectation of ideals of an anorexic society mostly ruled by men. 

Please don´t let patriarchy prevent us from eating, ladies. For further information on this topic, we are very glad to be at your disposal. Please write us an e-mail to ladies-team@gmx.de.

 

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