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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Inciting Extreme Thinness…

posted by on April 15 at 10:49 AM

…may soon be a crime in France.

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Why not just make it illegal to be too thin, or too fat for that matter? Is the role of government to determine what a "normal" human being looks like? I've seen first hand the devastating effects of our media's obsession with body image but this law is idiotic.

Posted by Jerod | April 15, 2008 11:20 AM

does this mean we can go back to calling fries "french fries" instead of freedom fries because they don't incite extreme thinness?

Posted by pain | April 15, 2008 12:20 PM

Does this mean that all French women will now have to opt for the Olsen-Twin-Bergen-Belsen look"? Hyper-thyroid bug eyes stuck on a construction of popsicle sticks? How attractive, not to say fashionable, is that? As a gay man, I have trouble understanding the allure these social X-rays have on straight men.
Or is skeletal androgyny the new I-love-women-but-I-wanna-fuck-boys sin-thing?

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | April 15, 2008 12:31 PM

"you're putting your finger in one hole in the dike, but there are other holes...."

Posted by who cares what I call myself | April 15, 2008 1:09 PM


Of course you have trouble. You're gay. Would you be attracted to women if they all looked like Kirstie Alley?

If there's a such a huge problem with thin women in France that they have to pass a law to prevent it, then I'm moving. I'd rather live in a country where 10% of the population is anorexic, than where 40% are obese.

Posted by A Non Imus | April 15, 2008 1:12 PM

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