Hey Ladybrille models, get in here. Some great news as the modeling industry across the globe continues to pay more attention and begins to address issues that concern our industry. From body weight and health issues, sexual harassment to wage and labor violations, we are seeing a slow but steady momentum in taking issues head on that affect us.
The latest addition to the fight is the U.S. Congress that is currently looking at protecting child performers from being exploited. Child performers include models, actors, and actresses. The proposed bill is called The Child Performers Protection Act of 2015.
“Young models have always been a runway staple, but they’re often more vulnerable to exploitation than their colleagues over 18. They’re sometimes paid in clothes, and if they’re paid at all, their parents can often take the money. And then there’s the issue of sexual harassment, which can happen regardless of age. But according to the New York Times, Congress may vote on a bill that can protect young models from the hazards of the industry.”
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