Originally Posted by Chad
This out-of-the-mainstream cabal controls the entire visual content of our culture, deciding what look is perpetually "in" (starving), and what looks is perpetually banned (voluptuous and beautiful).
Why are they allowed to control the culture? Why are they allowed to have the final word?
they poison the minds of generations of girls - and everyone stands back and allows it
It goes without saying that the agency ban of a single size-0 model is
just tokenism, commendable though it may be.
Since the rash of model deaths began, has their been any real
change in fashion? Far from it. A model banned, a show or two setting the most lenient of size guidelines, but the industry remains just as poisonous an influence on society as it has been for decades.
The point about the questionable nature of the individuals who control the fashion world is well worth considering. These people are completely unaccountable to anyone, and are left free to impose their severely harmful--indeed, often fatal--aesthetic on a defenceless society. Glenn Beck's solution is admirable (to ban fashion magazines from his home altogether), but hopelessly insufficient, because the media is all-pervasive. It's everywhere. Short of living alone on Walden pond, cut off from society, there is no way to protect young women from its omnipresent influence. Girls cannot walk past any billboard, read any newspaper, or glance at any television screen without being brainwashed into starving themselves, tragically and needlessly.
This is an industry that must
be regulated, and strictly--immediately--to stop the brainwashing; to end the deaths; to protect, not just models, but the millions of young women whose self-esteem (whose very lives) are ruined forever by the distorted images that surround them, and warp their perceptions.
In place of the noxioous media imagery that suffocates generations of girls, we need fuller-figured, healthier, more naturally beautiful goddesses (those whose visibility the modern media suppresses at every turn), to undo the damage that has been done, and to foster positive body image in the young women of today--and tomorrow.
Chloe Agnew in Virgin Mary guise--cover of her aptly-named solo CD:
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