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Israel bans advertisement of underweight models

Postby doc_loliday » Wed May 09, 2012 10:08 pm

Maybe this has been discussed, it happened in March. News to me anyway.
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/05/what-the-us-can-and-cant-learn-from-israels-ban-on-ultra-thin-models/256891/
Also, limitations on photoshopping have been legislated.
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Re: Israel bans advertisement of underweight models

Postby Nergol » Wed May 09, 2012 10:18 pm

Israel - sole bastion of free speech in the middle east!

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Re: Israel bans advertisement of underweight models

Postby clubgop » Wed May 09, 2012 10:23 pm

The baiting won't work Negrol. Your leftist allies would support such a measure as this. You be screwed.
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Re: Israel bans advertisement of underweight models

Postby Nergol » Wed May 09, 2012 10:31 pm

clubgop wrote:The baiting won't work Negrol. Your leftist allies would support such a measure as this. You be screwed.


Yeah... my "leftist allies"...
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Re: Israel bans advertisement of underweight models

Postby clubgop » Wed May 09, 2012 11:02 pm

When it comes to Israel bashing you should know where your bread is buttered.
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Re: Israel bans advertisement of underweight models

Postby Nergol » Wed May 09, 2012 11:10 pm

clubgop wrote:When it comes to Israel bashing you should know where your bread is buttered.


Because what - the modern Democratic Party is so anti-Israel? Just because they may come in second in the race among American politicians to shower a creepy foreign apartheid state with as much money, weapons, and political cover as possible doesn't mean they're not in the game. Get your news somewhere else than WorldNut Daily*.

(*Here I exempt Vox Day, who seems to fill the spot that every awful intolerable nutcase political rag seems to have open for a single writer who's actually worth reading.)
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Re: Israel bans advertisement of underweight models

Postby clubgop » Wed May 09, 2012 11:20 pm

Nergol wrote:
clubgop wrote:When it comes to Israel bashing you should know where your bread is buttered.


Because what - the modern Democratic Party is so anti-Israel? Just because they may come in second in the race among American politicians to shower a creepy foreign apartheid state with as much money, weapons, and political cover as possible doesn't mean they're not in the game. Get your news somewhere else than WorldNut Daily*.

(*Here I exempt Vox Day, who seems to fill the spot that every awful intolerable nutcase political rag seems to have open for a single writer who's actually worth reading.)


Said nothing about the democrat party. Those who bash Israel are mostly leftist, this is undeniable. The fact that position may be fringe or niche is another issue entirely.
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Re: Israel bans advertisement of underweight models

Postby Nergol » Wed May 09, 2012 11:26 pm

Said nothing about the democrat party. Those who bash Israel are mostly leftist, this is undeniable. The fact that position may be fringe or niche is another issue entirely.


Really? Cause from what I've seen, most meaningful criticism of Israeli apartheid, along with most meaningful antiwar activism and most opposition to the Bushbama Surveillance/Drone Complex since January 20th, 2009, seems to have come from libertarians.
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Re: Israel bans advertisement of underweight models

Postby StCapps » Wed May 09, 2012 11:36 pm

Nergol wrote:Israel - sole bastion of free speech in the middle east!

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Re: Israel bans advertisement of underweight models

Postby Nergol » Thu May 10, 2012 12:31 am

Also, care to explain to me exactly what's supposed to be "conservative" about supporting Israel - a socialist welfare state where tens of thousands of legal abortions (in a population of just a few million) are performed each year?
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Re: Israel bans advertisement of underweight models

Postby BjornP » Thu May 10, 2012 1:15 am

This should have been something Israeli advertisers and the Israeli fashion industry should have agreed upon independantly. I don't think skeleton girls should be used to portray an ideal to girls and young women, but I think this should be a moral decision left to the industry and those who consume the products of that industry.

Banning by law anything people percieve as wrong or immoral just ends up with no one standing up to wrongs on their own. If someone behaves rudely to other guests at a restaurant, it's not government's job to tell that guy to be polite. Same goes for magazines that uses sick looking girls to sell clothes.
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Re: Israel bans advertisement of underweight models

Postby hondo69 » Thu May 10, 2012 2:15 am

I like the headline: What the U.S. Can - And Can't - Learn

Prove to me we have the capacity to learn anything. I've been looking for any evidence of that for a long time. In psychology they call it a cognitive disability but I'm not quite sure what they would call it on a national level. Fascism probably.

So I’d think it would just be great if we follow Israel’s lead on this one. We could have monitors stationed in the middle schools who would sic Child Protective Services on any parents with skinny kids whose baby fat ratio is too low. And while they’re in the kid’s homes handcuffing the parents they can adjust the thermostat on the wall too. Can’t waste energy while you’re abusing your kids.
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Re: Israel bans advertisement of underweight models

Postby 0bserver92 » Thu May 10, 2012 1:44 pm

Nergol wrote:Also, care to explain to me exactly what's supposed to be "conservative" about supporting Israel - a socialist welfare state where tens of thousands of legal abortions (in a population of just a few million) are performed each year?

it all has to do with Palestine. Stereotypically Conservatives believe that the Israelis have a right to the land and the Palestinians do not. Stereotypically Liberals support Palestine in the debate.
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Re: Israel bans advertisement of underweight models

Postby bigborefan » Fri May 11, 2012 9:18 pm

I think it ties to religion and end times BS. And we know how the Conservatives love Jesus.
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Re: Israel bans advertisement of underweight models

Postby raistian77 » Fri May 11, 2012 11:38 pm

This is a good example of nanny stateing. If a company wants to use skinny women to sell a product, let 'em.

Involving any level of government in this is unnecessary.

I might lean a bit on the photoshoping bit, That might cross into the realm of false advertising.
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