Posted in Australia, body image, models, underweight models

Underweight Models

Designers will be asked not to hire either models with a dangerously low body mass index (BMI) or excessively muscular men

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Australia is set to overhaul the conditions under which models can be hired and work and it is about good health and good practice. Models need to be 16 and women need to have a reasonable weight. The industry is highly competitive but western culture keeps going for the touched up images, the underweight mannequins and the unhealthy lifestyle. We can do better than that because no one should be asked to sacrifice their health or their  healthy image just to be hired in an image industry where looks are everything. We do need to question what these looks might mean and then take action.
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Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom to write on the lives of others.

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