Saturday, April 04, 2015

Discriminação com base no típo físico

France votes to ban ultra-thin models in crackdown on anorexia (The Guardian):

French MPs have approved tough measures in an attempt to combat anorexia that will make it a crime for fashion agencies to use dangerously thin or undernourished models.

Members of the lower house of parliament also voted on Friday for measures that will make it illegal to promote anorexia on the internet and will oblige agencies to clearly mark all photographs of models that have been retouched to alter their body shape.

The legislation will attempt to impose an as-yet-unspecified minimum body mass index (BMI) for models employed by agencies, who will be under threat of prison and a fine for flouting the law.
As notícias sobre essa lei parecem um bocado contraditórias, já que o Telegraph diz que "Glorifying anorexia or excessive "skinniness" on the internet will be a criminal offence in France under a new law passed on Thursday.(...) However, a second proposal to slap fines and prison sentences on anyone employing undernourished fashion models was abandoned last week. The measure, which sought to oblige models to provide medical certificates showing their Body Mass Index, or BMI, was dropped on the grounds that it would violate France’s employment law on discrimination in job recruitment. Mas, de qualquer maneira, a ideia de proibir sites na internet a defenderem a anorexia parece-me ainda mais assustadora do que a ideia de proibir modelos muito magro(a)s de trabalhar.

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