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Study Backs Government Censorship of Overly Thin Models

An anti-anorexia billboard in Italy.

In the first-ever economic analysis of anorexia, research from the London School of Economics shows that a woman's cultural environment plays a huge role in her decision to starve herself (SHOCKER). LSE economist Dr. Joan Costa-Font believes that the study's findings justify a government crackdown on ads depicting underweight women: "Government intervention to adjust individual biases in self-image would be justified to curb the spread of a potential epidemic of food disorders."

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