#1 Fat Models Make Women Feel Bad Too.03-22-2010, 09:32 PMBigger Models Make Women Feel Bad About Themselves, Too
Posted by: Lily Q Filed in: style
11:10AM, Friday March 19th 2010
Dove’s Real Beauty ad campaigns are heralded as groundbreaking forays into being a bit more realistic about how women look. Glamour‘s new habit of featuring regular-sized broads after the publicity deluge the first time they did it, too, is widely praised. But here’s the thing: According to a new study by the University of Arizona, ads featuring bigger models don’t actually make most women feel very good about themselves. Apparently, pretty much everything makes women feel like crap about how they look.
According to the researchers, larger women feel better about themselves when ads don’t include any models at all, average-sized ladies actually have lower self-esteem after looking at ads with plus-sized models rather than uber-skinny ones, and thin folk prefer the traditional tiny models. The study did, however, come up with one icky way bigger models can be used to actually influence product sales: ” ... if a normal-size woman sees moderately heavy images in ads for weight-loss products, she might feel overweight and be more inclined to buy a diet plan or gym membership.” This is basically saying ads could use plus-sized models to make women feel bad enough about themselves that they want to spend more money on gym memberships and diet products. [The Cut]
What do you think? Do ads with bigger models make you feel better or worse about your body?
03-22-2010, 09:36 PM
Aren't "fat" models just regular looking women?In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
03-23-2010, 09:14 AM
Fat women need fat models for fat women's clothing catalogs. Seriously. They need to be able to see what the clothes will look like on someone their size, not on some 110 lb rail.
I haven't read a fashion magazine in a decade. I'm kind of surprised that Glamour decided to use fuller-figured models at all. My experience with fashion magazines is that they are shallow, vapid and full of articles about how to get away with sleeping with your boss or professor.
03-23-2010, 11:18 AM
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I was a little depressed when I got my new issue of Vogue yesterday and there was an article on the difficulties of being a "plus-sized" model.
She's a size 10. She's on the front page of vogue.com, in the red dress. <sigh>
Last edited by linda22003; 03-23-2010 at 11:20 AM.
03-23-2010, 11:26 AM
Here's your size 10 porker:
Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.
We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
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