Earlier this week, the New York Times ran a piece about (surprise, surprise) the casting of young, super-thin models in favor of older girls with healthier BMIs.
You can read it here.
There was something about it that rubbed me the wrong way. At first I thought it was the model they profiled, then I thought maybe it was just the choppy flow of the article. I realize, though, that it’s more likely that I’m just sick of hearing the same thing.
Part me of me wonders, “Why print the same old thing year after year after year?” Has it really gotten any better or worse? If you’re going to tell me about the size of fashion models, rather than print one woman’s complaints, why not write about a few models who died of anorexia this year or devote an article to shows whose designers insisted on having girls who’ve gone through puberty on their runway?