A law in France banning the use of unhealthily thin fashion models has come into effect.
Models will need to provide a doctor's certificate attesting to their overall physical health, with special regard to their body mass index (BMI) - a measure of weight in relation to height.
The health ministry says the aim is to fight eating disorders and inaccessible ideals of beauty.
Normally, I don't agree with anything the Frenchies do, but on this one, I am with them. In fact I would go one step further and make it a criminal offence if model agencies take on thin models and prosecute the owners of the agencies for abuse, if they take on or make very young women (or chaps) eat next to nothing.
Should overly thin models be banned here? I say YES!