Apparently it seems that France is going to pass legislation to fight the promotion of anorexia. Like Spain, the French government is aware that something must be done to stop the growing wave of anorexia, dangerously taking the shape of a modern epidemic.
I think that is all very fine, but... It irritates me that people only see anorexia as a result of the emulation of fashion models and skinny celebrities. Anorexia is that, but... not only, but also. While people go on thinking anorexia has got only to do with young women and the promotion of images and body concepts fat-free, anorexia will go on.
The image industry (fashion, movie, music, advertising) should be called to reason and stop deifying the very light, very thin female body. People with public responsibilities should stop indulging in the "Look at me so skin and bones" image. But...
Anorexia, and this I don't hear anybody talking, is the desire for perfection, the zero-toleration of failure, the need to compete and win in a very aggressive world, the effects of very stressful, very demanding lives. Anorexia nervosa can have nothing to do with the imitation of fashion models. When are people going to start a serious debate about this?