France’s parliament has approved a measure banning fashion models from being excessively thin. The measure is designed to fight anorexia, which many believe is triggered by the unhealthy body standards set by the media. Modeling agents will be liable for using models who are under a certain level of Body Mass Index. According to a BBC report, it’s not a polite suggestion either: “Modelling agents that break the rules face fines and six months in jail.”
Fortunately, as Syria burns, Iran marches across the Middle East, Russia chews up an imploding Ukraine, the French economy staggers, and the EU faces its gravest set of challenges ever, the French parliament bravely refuses to be distracted by all the tumult and focuses on the truly important problems of the 21st century.