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Progress: The British Parliament is currently considering legislation that would require health checks for models every three to six months, aiming to protect them from the all-too-powerful pressures to be thin for their careers. Model Rosie Nelson, a U.S. size four, started a petition over the weekend to get such a law all the way to the Parliament—and her petition gained more than 50,000 signatures almost overnight. Nelson was inspired to create the petition from her own negative experiences in the industry. "When I walked into one of the U.K.’s biggest model agencies last year, they told me I ticked all the boxes except one—I needed to lose weight. So I did," her introduction to the petition reads. "Four months later, I lost nearly a stone [approx. 14 pounds], two inches off my hips. When I returned to the same agency, they told me to lose more weight, they wanted me 'down to the bone.'" Yikes. [Refinery29]

Why Too-Thin British Models May Soon Be Out of Work
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