The proof lies in our schools, where more and more young people are developing irrational eating habits. A 14-year-old girl in a recent letter to a national newspaper wrote: 'The pressure to be thin or thinner is unbelievable. This pressure isn't helped by seeing skinny models everywhere you look; on television, in magazines, on posters, buses and tubes.'
It is almost impossible for any woman these days not to be conscious of her weight. The messages are everywhere in our advertising-orientated world, subliminally penetrating our minds: 'It's in to be thin]'
When I saw the Kate Moss pictures in Vogue, my immediate thought, after the fright, was that they must have been taken by a man. Ironically, they were not. They were shot by Corrine Day, 'a hot new property in fashion photography'. The editor of this prestigious magazine is a woman. What are we trying to do to each other? Perhaps we women have ourselves to blame for this anorexic state we are getting into.
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