Letter: Slim hope

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The Independent Online
Sir: I was encouraged to see Accurist's advertisement wittily highlighting the absurd obsession we all seem to have with thinness ("A very thin line between glamour and starvation", 8 November). I am not convinced that it will sell them many watches, but it is a breath of fresh air to have any advertising that does not demand that we worship the skeletal.

I was shocked at the eagerness of fellow women at my aerobics class when "after-session weigh-ins" where suggested. I gazed in horror at the slender fit people about me all convinced that they should shed a few more pounds.

P. SPENCE

Edinburgh

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