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Have your say on the 'size zero' debate

October 7th, 2009
04:36 PM ET

LONDON, England –- Join the Connect the World team this Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. CET (5 p.m. GMT) for another live text chat - via Skype - with CNN viewers and Web users. [cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/09/10/art.anderson.cnn.jpg caption="Join Becky Anderson and the CTW team this Thursday."]

This week we’ll be discussing the “Size Zero” debate following a German women’s magazine decision to ditch using models in favor of “real women.”

The magazine’s move has thrown the fashion industry’s apparent preference for “super-skinny” models on the catwalk or in glossy photo shoots back into the spotlight.

Would you prefer to see more “real women” modeling the clothes you buy or appearing in the magazines you read? Or is the fashion industry merely presenting an idealized image of female beauty that shouldn’t be judged by real-world standards?

If you want to have your say then make sure you join in with Thursday’s chat.

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Just click on the link from the Connect the World homepage.

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  1. erwin or irvin

    Hi there

    Its the schizo once again this time to tell u that i tryied to reach out to my “father” and that the only answer he camme out with is that i´m schizophrenic so does everybody else think that means that we are able to communicate freely (not all the time but in spare moments)without them believing.
    Also they comme in large numbers and the mess with endocrine still persists.
    And i should go on till the end battle after battle.
    But i also require assistance to dismantle all of this.i don´t understand quite this frame where i am.
    Don´t forget to keep your promises and make others that promised also follow on the same path.
    Hope that i can count with u.
    Sorry for not writting nothing knew but nothing has been requested in this last times is it time for retirement?
    Best wishes for u all

    Yours faithfully,


    October 14, 2009 at 6:28 pm | Reply

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