Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Media Hates Any Non-Thin Body

A response to this post about photoshopped models:

I agree with what Heather said. Also, I wanted to say that the photoshopped image on the right in the first photo is horrific. I was a teenager in the late 1970's and early 1980's, and I became bulimic because I didn't look like the photos in the magazines. Like Heather, I am also "morbidly obese," although I disagree with that term because I am not "morbidly" anything. I am basically quite healthy. I also am not the "lazy fatty" stereotype. I work a lot, on my feet. In fact, I have hardly ever met a lazy fatty.
We larger people have very few positive representations of us in the media. The so called "plus size" models are actually average size women (size 10-12) It's no wonder that girls who don't fit the "model mold" (which is most of them) have body image issues.