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Sexual abuse of models is fashion's dirty secret

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RedAction Wed 09-Sep-09 10:51:39

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cherryblossoms Wed 09-Sep-09 10:58:47

Yup.

There are several autobiographies by models that touch on this. And there is "Model" by ?? which also states this and the novel by Caryn Franklin. The CF novel is a really odd read and touches on some very nasty stuff; including model agency pressure to sleep with "clients".

(Very) young women, competing in a large pool for a few big monetary prizes, within a hetero-patriarchal capitalist system, in an industry built on dreams of sexual allure, where there are many men in positions of power.

Not nice.

ZZZenAgain Wed 09-Sep-09 11:08:03

reduce a woman or indeed a young girl to nothing more than an emaciated body to hang clothes on and it isn't a huge step from there to disregarding her humanity completely and raping or physically abusing her in some horrible way because you don't see her as a full person anyway.

Disgusting.

Never saw any attraction in the modelling business myself but I do worry that many of these young girls being sent abroad from poor countries to model for agencies in the west are suffering in this way. Seems quite likely, doesn't it?

MoochieHomma Fri 11-Sep-09 21:13:57

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