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Why Don't Petite Girls Get Criticized

Cynthia Cheng Mintz | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Style
Cynthia Cheng Mintz

It really bothers me that mainstream body image activists tend to pick and choose their battles, focusing primarily on larger sizes and sexuality while ignoring the small. When being small is ever even mentioned, it's often lip service. At best, they acknowledge that it is an issue, and then never discuss it again unless someone else brings it up.

Why I'm Against Israel's "Too Skinny" Ban on Models

Cynthia Cheng Mintz | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Living
Cynthia Cheng Mintz

Israel's has recently banned "too-skinny" models requiring they must have a BMI of at least 18.5 in order to work. There are very strict rules about using models who fall below the magic number. However, this ruling is unfair. BMI is, after all, not always an indicator of health -- there have been many publications that have proven that. For example, people with very light bones and athletes are more likely to fall out of said number, and still be relatively healthy. In addition, one can meet these minimum requirements, yet still look extremely thin -- muscle, after all, weighs more than fat.