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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Plus-sized Revolution: Or, Where are all the REAL Women?!

Glamour did it in their November issue, now V magazine will be doing a Plus-size model issue for January.

In the V article, they compare and contrast a collection of outfits on two different models: one skinny, or "regular" (as they call it), and one plus-sized...or "regular" (as I call it).

It's unfortunate that many magazines have had to resort to gimmicks to feature models that don't conform to the scrawny-bony-white (or asian) type; it's the plus-sized thing now, and before it was Vogue's "black" issue:

And it only makes things worse when they Photoshop the HELL out of the images-- it's one thing to alter blemishes in the skin, but when you start shaving off parts of hips, thighs, breasts, and butt...those are the best parts!

What the magazine and fashion industries need to realize is that these days, we are accustomed to seeing more variety in women. Stop giving us the same crap to look at. We want to be able to see all the beauty that women have to offer, in all shapes, sizes, and hues, as opposed to waiting for you people to do special niché issues. You need to realize that your "niché" is our mainstream.

Jezebel has an article worth looking at.

1 comment:

google_account said...

I've always been a fan of fuller-figured models. There's a great site with many images of plus-size models here:

They're all gorgeous.

The site's forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.