Skinny’s on everyone’s lips lately. Whether it’s envy or true concern, under-weighted people are looked at with anger.
I came across this editorial from French Vogue (april issue) and I wanted to share with you the pearls of wisdom read in the scanned pages. Being more than a question of look, thin is more of a (self) control issue. On the opposite, gaining weight is, for 40% of the questioned women (in a study from OCHA/CSA), a sign of losing control, lack of will power, hence moral breakdown.
Skinny is youth related, however, there’s always the anorexic trap. This is the other side of the obesity coin in North America where obesity rates have more than doubled over a generation in the US, facing a true epidemic of diabetes. While health campaigns are conducted in order to change the way people act when facing physical activities and what they choose to eat, fashion’s taking little steps into changing the famous size zero into a none-acceptable size (take for instance Quintessentially Models who is working in size zero refusal, looking up for healthy looking girls to eradicate the skinny mania).
Do you see thin as a new social standard?
(via vogue, reuters, tfs)