Rail thin models banned in Israeli publications

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You won’t be seeing any rail thin models in Israeli publications. AP correspondent Mark Lavie says a new law in the country targets models who are true “lightweights.”

The law, passed late Monday, appears to be the first attempt by any government to use legislation to take on a fashion industry accused of abetting eating disorders by idealizing extreme thinness. It could become a model for other countries grappling with the spread of anorexia and bulimia, particularly among young women.


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