Europe France's ban on super-thin models: Who will it really help?

The ban, which moved a step closer to reality Tuesday, has been touted to reduce anorexia on the catwalk and improve women's self image. But those claims may only be true to a degree.

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A plan to criminalize the use of dangerously skinny models in France could go a long way to root out anorexia in the multi-billion dollar fashion industry. It probably won't, however, have much of an impact on persistent notions of beauty that value thinness above all.