Anorexic Model, Dies at 28

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Fri, 12-31-2010 - 9:42am
Pictures of her are comparable with those in concentration camps. I can't imagine starving myself. Poor woman. There are a couple of videos, in the article, the links are in bold text. Isabelle Caro, Anorexic Model, Dies at 28

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/31/world/europe/31caro.html?src=mv&ref=homepage

 


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Fri, 12-31-2010 - 9:53am

I saw a blog somewhere about her that was written through the years with numerous quotes from her.

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Fri, 12-31-2010 - 9:58am
They were talking about this last night on our local news. They said that they wouldn't show recent photo's of her cause they felt they were to disturbing. Yeah, parents can do a number on their kids..
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Fri, 12-31-2010 - 11:22am

Things like this are just so tragic.

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Fri, 12-31-2010 - 1:46pm

I agree with the sentiment of most in this thread that this loss of life was needless and tragic.


Unfortunately women, collectively, encourage publishers, and through them photographers and models to seek anorexic long legged women. I doubt Allure, Canadian Living, Cosmopolitan, Cleo (magazine), Elle,

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Fri, 12-31-2010 - 2:35pm
(One day, I hope to see magazines with anorexic's displayed on the cover (or interior) shunned by women generally. )

I totally agree. Women are very cruel and mean to other women. Any "famous" woman is routinely ripped to shreds by other women. Attacks are usually ALWAYS something about them physical.....too fat....too thin....shrill voice.....ugly clothes, etc.

There is an excellent book that ALL women should read called "Perfect Madness" by Judith Warner. It's more about life and motherhood than about models and anorexia....but it addresses many important issues that women face and the horrible things that women do to each other.
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Fri, 12-31-2010 - 2:43pm

I believe we have

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Fri, 12-31-2010 - 5:32pm

Research shows plus size models make women feel bad about themselves. This isn't the same article I read months ago, but it relates. I think it could be in part because calling someone who is a size 10 or 12 "plus size" makes women who are bigger feel even worse. But you are right about women tearing each other down. I have always been a super thin, bean pole, until I had dd at 40. Now I have the Madmen, hour glass figure going on. I have womanly curves and wear a c-cup for the first time, but have a small waist.



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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 8:49am

It appears in Milan they're trying to eliminate anorexic models from the fashion shows.......

Anorexic models flagged at Milan Fashion Week (Sept. 2010)

http://www.italymag.co.uk/italy/milano/anorexic-models-flagged-milan-fashion-week

The organisers of the 2010 Milan Fashion Week, which runs until 28th September, have not forgotten the health issues surrounding ultra-thin models and Giampaolo Landi, the city’s Health Councillor, has appointed a team to watch for models who may be anorexic.

The leader of the team is Gabriella Dompè, celebrity and wife of the president of Farmindustria, the trade association representing Italy’s pharmaceutical industry.

In theory, no model appearing in Fashion Week should be under size 38 [US size 4 and UK size 6] but members of the team are using their eyes to flag up models that they think may be suffering from the disease. Some of the signs they are looking for are: taut muscles and dry, taut skin; an unnatural rosy colour on the cheeks; virtually fleshless legs; and visible shoulder blades and ribs.

Two as yet unnamed models have already been flagged by the team and they will have to undergo medical checks.

Size zero models have been banned from Milan Fashion Week since 2006.

 


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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 9:02am

"Women are very cruel and mean to other women. Any "famous" woman is routinely ripped to shreds by other women. Attacks are usually ALWAYS something about them physical.....too fat....too thin....shrill voice.....ugly clothes, etc."

Don't you think these 'news' rags & magazines possibly contribute & encourage this negativity?

 


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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 9:12am

Maybe we've been conditioned to the thin model look. The picture, in the link you posted, appear to be normal healthy women. I would prefer to see clothes on people that look normal instead of stick people.

 


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