Transcript of "Body Image and Size Zero debate - AS media issues MS1 (Student work)"
By Mikey and Craig
• Ultra-thin models who have been barred from fashion shows in Milan and Madrid
will be allowed on the catwalks during London Fashion Week, it emerged
• The British Fashion Council has defied the Government by resisting a ban on
"size zero" women taking part in its shows. Instead, it wants designers to use
only "healthy models" aged 16 and over and is creating a task force to come up
with new guidelines for the industry. Doctors and women's groups are
concerned that the use of underweight models encourages anorexia in the industry
and sends a dangerous signal to girls.
• Size Zero is the equivalent to a British size 4 in women's clothing — a 31.5in
bust, a 23in waist and 34in hips. The average waist size of a British eight year old
is 22 inches.
Is it necessary
No. There is evidence that women of this size are very
In August when a Uraguayan model, Luisel Ramos, 22,
died of heart failure after starving herself. In November, a
21-year-old Brazilian model, Ana Carolina Reston, died
Is it good?
Figures show an 80% rise in the number of young girls
admitted to hospital with anorexia in England over the last
decade. Within the past decade size zero has become
Has it lead to eating
Jennifer Lawrence is sexy and non size zero. And she’s a
She sets an example for young girls by going against the
idea of size zero.
Women and girls around the world are obsessed about
losing weight and attaining the much talked about Size
Zero, but at what cost? Thinning down and undertaking
rigorous fitness regimes to lose weight are acceptable, but
where does one draw the line?
Many people do not know where to stop this obsession
with thinning for example Eliana Ramos, 18, who worked
for a prestigious Argentine modelling agency, was found
dead in her bedroom. Six months ago her sister Luisel
suffered a fatal heart attack during a catwalk show, having
reportedly eaten nothing but lettuce leaves for three
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