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Old 17th October 2009   #4
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Default Re: ''A collective effort of prejudice'' (article)

The title of the Emme article is very interesting:

Industry-Wide Intervention at Executive Level Needed
because several days ago, in the Karl Lagerfeld thread, Graham wrote:

the people who run the fashion industry (the designers, the photographers, the editors) need an intervention - to show them just how anorexic the standard that they are promoting is.
Coincidence? Hmm.

Anyway, the Emme article doesn't go nearly far enough. By saying that the elites who run the fashion industry need to be educated, she is implying that those miscreants are simply unaware of the damage that they cause. And that's naive. Rather, the truth is that they know, and they just don't care. It's not ignorance that's their problem, but aggressive and deliberate prejudice on their part.

Or to put it another way, this is a crime of intent.

Also, I'm afraid that her solution, which she has been advocated for years, is inadequate:

The selling [of] products on emaciated women MUST change and the only way we can do so is by using our almighty dollar as OUR power.

While it is true that we should do this as a matter of principle, as a solution it is completely ineffective. The fact is that these curve-hating types don't even want full-figured women's money! They don't want the people they discriminate against buying their clothing. That's obvious, since they don't produce clothing in large sizes, and keep making aggressively curve-hating statements.

A "boycott" of the designers won't work, because we're talking about people who are already boycotting us.

The so-called "almighty dollar" has no power over the people who run fashion, because their aesthetic bias is more important to them than profit. They only want "their kind of people" buying their products, and if we boycott them, their reaction will simply be, "Good."

Once again, we see that only strict and enforced government legislation can do anything to stop the fashion industry's promotion of emaciation.
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