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Old 2nd October 2007   #1
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Default Female fashionistas push size 0 (article)

Here is one of the most powerful and perceptive "celebrity" critiques of the fashion industry I've ever read, reported on IMDB today:

Oscar-winning Actress Helen Mirren doesn't mince words, and she pinpoints the precise cause of the problem:

Mirren Attacks Female Fashionistas for Size Zero Problem

Actress Dame Helen Mirren has launched a scathing attack on the fashion industry's size zero craze, putting the blame for the "horrifically thin" models on female fashion editors. The Academy Award winner, 62, had first hand experience of size discrimination when she took her niece, an aspiring model, to several booking agencies - only to be told she was overweight. And Mirren insists it is all down to senior fashion writers and editors. She says, "I blame my own sex vehemently on this. It is women who run the magazine and women who editorialize and women who make the decisions. I think it is completely iniquitous to have incredibly skinny girls on the runway. A lot of the girls are horrifically thin and of course they have a problem. Mostly, the fashion industry chooses to turn a blind eye."

I'm especially impressed that she realized who really is responsible for this situation. Despite feminist brainwashing to the contrary, the truth is that heterosexual men have no power, no influence, and no visibility in fashion. There is no "patriarchy" at work here- none. It is women (and men who are not attracted to women) who create and perpetuate this problem.

The only way that things will ever change is if the specific individuals who hold power in the fashion industry are identified, and compelled to change their toxic and inhuman standards. For the good of all young women, this has to happen soon.
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