I came across this article on ABC News about a month ago. In a word, I felt encouraged. The article, available online here, http://abcnews.go.com/International/israeli-law-bans-skinny-bmi-challenged-models/story?id=18116291&goback=%2Egde_2176720_member_200848749, outlines recently passed legislation in Israel that requires models to meet a minimum Body Mass Index (BMI) of 18.5. In Canada, a healthy BMI is considered to be between 18.5 and 24.9, and is calculated using weight and height. The legislation, dubbed the “Photoshop Law”, goes even further and requires that any image that has been digitally altered to make models appear thinner have a notation indicating so. Imagine the impact on Israeli girls and young women! This generation of impressionable young girls will be inundated with a far more realistic and reasonable image of beauty. Their awareness of computer-generated changes in all forms of media will be strengthened and even internalized. I certainly hope that someone in Israel will study the correlation between this new law and eating disorder rates over the next decade!