Oh I am so pissed off with the way fashion models and mannequins are so ridiculously skinny and present this look as the 'ideal' to young women and men. And the model gracing the front of the new mini NEXT catalogue I've just been sent in the post takes the biscuit. You can see this frankly emaciated figure here.
Yes we know that mass media and glamorisation of an overly-thin ideal do not cause eating disorders, but they can certainly lead a vulnerable individual down the path to developing one and serve as a constant source of triggers for people with eating disorders.
I mean, NEXT... If my daughter looked like the one in that photo I'd have her down the local GPs' surgery in a shot.
It is no longer ethical for a company like NEXT to portray 'the ideal' as skinny and emaciated. It never was ethical, but with all the recent publicity to portray 'real women' (whatever a 'real' woman is...) you would think they'd know better.