In international news, Israel has decided to ban the use of anorexic-looking models. The law requires that models show proof of weight and have a body-mass index of no less than 18.5. Rachel Adato, a member of the Israeli House of Representatives, Knesset, pushed the bill in hopes of promoting a healthier (and subsequently, less coke-blowing) body image for young women all over the country.
Israeli model agent, fashion photographer, and bill supporter Adi Barkan went on to say:
"I look (back) 15 to 20 years ago, we shot models (sized) 38. Today it's 24… this is the difference between thin and too thin. This is the difference between death and life."
Critics of the law go on to say that some women can't help being that thin and, in fact, do not purge after large meals of Taco Bell — it's just the way they were born! Israel's top billed model, Adi Neumman, would not be able to find work under the new law as her BMI is a meek 13.5, regardless of the fact that she claims to eat healthily.
In Israel, two percent of girls between the age of fourteen and eighteen have severe eating disorders. Meanwhile, one-hundred percent of the world at large seems unhappy with something about the way they look. If every person on Earth could choose models who would make them feel better about their own bodies, you'd see a lot of slouchy, lanky, big-nosed-sons-of-bitches walking down the runways on my account.