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    • Ela
    • 04.03.12 | 20:47 (IST)

    This is dumb, inconsiderate and discriminating against naturally very thin people. Who exactly will decide what a 'healthy body should look like' Every respected physician knows that BMI is a far from perfect way of establishing a persons' fitness and health. There are people with heavier and lighter bones, with different body shapes and skeleton sizes,athletic people who weigh more because of their muscles and so on. Being a naturally skinny person my whole life while eating more than most of my much bigger friends I have gotten used people making comments about how skinny I am and how I should put more 'meat' on. I have heard these kind of comments virtually my whole life and they have greatly eroded my self-esteem. When somebody compliments me I usually assume that they are doing it out of pity. Why? I eat, I lead a healthy lifestyle, I have plenty of energy. Why do so many bigger people cannot accept their bodies without making skinny people feel bad about theirs? Telling a bigger person that they are fat and unhealthy would be considered a discrimination (and rightly so) then why is it OK to make nasty comments about skinny people? Why is it so difficult to admit that people have different body shapes and all are beautiful in their ways?What this bill proposes is one of the most stupid ways to combat eating disorders I have heard of and it is very discriminative and inconsiderate.

    from the article: New Israeli bill seeks to widen ad ban to all underweight models
    First published 01:15 04.03.12 | Last updated 01:15 04.03.12
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