France Bans Super-Skinny Models in Anorexia Clampdown

PARIS | BY EMILE PICY (Reuters) – France will ban excessively thin fashion models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on Friday. France, with its fashion and luxury industries worth tens of billions of euros, joins Italy, Spain and…

FANTASY VS. REALITY: Debate Heats Up Over Photoshopped Fashion Models

CBS NEWS February 17, 2015, 7:02 AM The unaltered photo of 48-year-old Cindy Crawford is sparking a new discussion. The picture, taken in 2013, focuses attention on Photoshopped images, and whether we can embrace natural beauty. Now, the issue is making its way to Capitol Hill, reports CBS News correspondent Vinita Nair. When fashion designer Elie…

AWESOME: Media’s Objectification of Women – The Sexy Lie: Caroline Heldman NAILS THE FACTS at Special Event for TEDxYouth@SanDiego

Published on Jan 20, 2013 A leading advocate for spotlighting how the mainstream media contributes to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in America, Caroline Heldman offers straight talk and an often-startling look at the objectification of women in our society. She illustrates how it has escalated, how we have become…