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March 09, 2010

What are we doing to our girls?

This image stopped me short today while I was walking in Chicago. There's something so plainly starved about this girl, and then she's so young, in her underwear, almost like child pornography. Do we really want to go this far? Do I have to walk my kids past this?

Couldn't we insist, en masse, that all models (the term itself admits to their influence) stay within a healthy weight range? Not obese and not maudlin sticks. Couldn't we all demand that stores we patronize lead rather than follow?