Size zero should be banned.

Size zero should be banned.
In our modern and media influenced society there is an increasing presentation of beauty in women, using extremely thin models. Petite, skinny and beautiful models are frequently size zero (UK size 4) and labelled as such, promote this body type to the public. But how much influence does the media have upon the way people perceive themselves? Is the impact of the media positive and encouraging people to think about the way they look, or is the impact negative creating pressure, stress and anxiety?
Size zero bust is 31.5 inches (80cm), waist 23 inches (60cm) and hips 34 inches (86 cm). To put these measurements into perspective, the average waist of a British eight-year old is 22 inches (56cm).


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Size zero should be banned.
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Size zero models should be banned.

Using female models that are size zero suggests that the only way to be beautiful is to be size zero. Size zero fashion icons have a dangerous influence upon follwers of fashion and can lead to physical and mental complaints. According to the National Institue of Mental Health, an estimated 0.5% to 3.7% of women will suffer from anorexia in their lifetime; 1.1% to 4.2% for bulimia and 2% to 5% for binge eating disorder. The majority of the population is not size zero and therefore using size zero models is discriminatory. However, if the media was to stop using images of size zero models, then cases of eating disorders would decrease.

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The media is simply a reflection of society, and society’s own perceptions. Alexandra Shulman, editor of the British Vogue says that “magazines simply sell images that people want to see, and that the public wouldn’t find a size 14 model attractive.”
CA: By banning size zero and using larger models, people will be less interested in following the fashion trends and the consumption of magazines is likely to decrease.

Size zero should be banned.
No because...

Size zero models should not be banned.

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Size zero should be banned.

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