Israel has passed a law banning extremely underweight models from working, using the World Health Organization’s measure of malnutrition. The law also bans the use of digital enhancements to make models appear thinner than they are. The standard applies to images from foreign media, as well.
They did this back in March, so the major news outlets have not addressed it recently–except for the Atlantic, whose story about this legislation is one of the most balanced I have read. It acknowledges the complexity of eating disorders, which are caused by a variety of factors, social pressure being just one. It addresses the broader social questions such legislation raises: free speech! Corporate rights! Paternalistic government! Protecting our most vulnerable! Women’s rights!
In other words, everything is about partisanship in the U.S. But the article handles it well.
And it narrates the dramatic story of the legislation itself. (How often do we think of legislation as dramatic?)