Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Infantile Supermodels

Broadsheet links to a story in the Sidney Morning Harold about a push in Australia to outlaw underage models. If anyone's opened up a magazine or catalog lately, I think they'd be smart enough to figure out that the average age of these girls is about 14 or 15. That's mainly because the fashion industry likes to photograph the shit out of these girls before pesky puberty -- and therefore weight gain -- kicks in.

I think the conclusion we should draw from this news article is that not only do images of these sexualized teens and pre-teens make young women and girls feel bad about themselves, these kinds of photographs are bad for the actual models.

Cross-posted at Campus Progress.

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