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23 March 2015

The tyranny of slimming, or the utopia of a perfect body?

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The fashion industry is cruel. It dismisses physical diversity, glorifies ultra-skinny models and, to a background of unrealistic expectations about the perfect body, destroys everybody who doesn’t look like that. That explains the obsession with wanting to perfect your appearance at any cost, even if it means trampling on reality to achieve perfection. A lot of women who are just not built to be supermodels set out down that road…