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Old 01-23-2015, 01:42 AM
 
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By now, many of us have heard/read about fashion stigmas and allegedly their effects on our perception of the female body.

Companies marketing strictly skinny girls etc etc

Ive begin to think on this for the last few months only to ask myself...

Is this really about fairness or popularity/need to be the center of attention ?

In this process, I've looked at both sides of the arguments. .and without any offense or disrespect to anyone ..There's some inconsistencies in current fashion inequality arguments.

1) Life doesn't have to be fair. Accept it.
Not sure where people get the idea a company is obligated to serve everyone . There is no law or rule that requires them to make every size. Nor is there any indication a company cant remain sustainable by marketing to a single population . Ex1 Brandy Melville.

2) if it's about equality , why isnt anyone holding dept stores, Lane Bryant etc responsible for not carrying a size 0?

3) if the "majority of real women" are bigger than a one size fits all "lie" whats keeping lane Bryan from succeeding as some of the "skinny girl" stores? Why isn't the majority innovating their own brand/ideas? But youre mad the "minority" population of skinny girls did.

4) To believe a company is anti fat girls because their fashion designs revolve around reduced sizes is psychotic. No one is downplaying you. That's your brain building it's own conclusions.

5) Bashing someone skinnier than you isn't going to take your self esteem very far.

6)self esteem starts from within . Not a store, brand, or anyone else. People easily like to offload this responsibility to someone else.Also the start to a mental illness.

7) Over weight women rant about inequality but they themselves embrace the image of beauty and attractiveness. Which is absurd. They have no problem with the image of shirtless men from Hollister in their room wall even though thats not the reality of most men.

8) If you have a right to formulate an opinion of beauty, why is it such a problem when a skinny girl does it?

9) To date , there are more stores that carry bigger sizes than there are for size 0 girls. But you're mad minority are the more popular ones without your size?

10) No store defines what beauty is. Are you really choosing brands because it fits you or because you think its popular

Again, it's really no offense to anyone. It just seems like a growing culture of people acting out as victims when the truth is they're the ones building this in their head.
they're the ones insulting/bullying other girls because of their own insecurity rather than innovating their own brands and ideas, they're the ones blaming the world for everything ..

Even as a man..it's kinda sickening to see how these group of people really call themselves victims of fashion.
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:12 AM
 
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tl;dr = fat girl bashing
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:05 PM
 
Location: I'm around here someplace :)
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I agree with the OP.

First, people shouldn't expect stores/manufacturers to cater to them- if a person can't find a size/style that's right for them in a local store, there's always online shopping.

And second, I've seen statistics on what's considered average these days- and also info that the largest percentage of American women are either overweight or actually obese. Meaning average does not equal healthy.
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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By now, many of us have heard/read about fashion stigmas and allegedly their effects on our perception of the female body.

Companies marketing strictly skinny girls etc etc

Ive begin to think on this for the last few months only to ask myself...

Is this really about fairness or popularity/need to be the center of attention ?

In this process, I've looked at both sides of the arguments. .and without any offense or disrespect to anyone ..There's some inconsistencies in current fashion inequality arguments.

1) Life doesn't have to be fair. Accept it.
Not sure where people get the idea a company is obligated to serve everyone . There is no law or rule that requires them to make every size. Nor is there any indication a company cant remain sustainable by marketing to a single population . Ex1 Brandy Melville.

2) if it's about equality , why isnt anyone holding dept stores, Lane Bryant etc responsible for not carrying a size 0?

3) if the "majority of real women" are bigger than a one size fits all "lie" whats keeping lane Bryan from succeeding as some of the "skinny girl" stores? Why isn't the majority innovating their own brand/ideas? But youre mad the "minority" population of skinny girls did.

4) To believe a company is anti fat girls because their fashion designs revolve around reduced sizes is psychotic. No one is downplaying you. That's your brain building it's own conclusions.

5) Bashing someone skinnier than you isn't going to take your self esteem very far.

6)self esteem starts from within . Not a store, brand, or anyone else. People easily like to offload this responsibility to someone else.Also the start to a mental illness.

7) Over weight women rant about inequality but they themselves embrace the image of beauty and attractiveness. Which is absurd. They have no problem with the image of shirtless men from Hollister in their room wall even though thats not the reality of most men.

8) If you have a right to formulate an opinion of beauty, why is it such a problem when a skinny girl does it?

9) To date , there are more stores that carry bigger sizes than there are for size 0 girls. But you're mad minority are the more popular ones without your size?

10) No store defines what beauty is. Are you really choosing brands because it fits you or because you think its popular

Again, it's really no offense to anyone. It just seems like a growing culture of people acting out as victims when the truth is they're the ones building this in their head.
they're the ones insulting/bullying other girls because of their own insecurity rather than innovating their own brands and ideas, they're the ones blaming the world for everything ..

Even as a man..it's kinda sickening to see how these group of people really call themselves victims of fashion.
Well, you are all over the place with your arguments.

If you don't fit the popular idea of beauty, and you have trouble finding clothing that looks nice and that fits, and everything you see and read tells you that your body is not acceptable, and you know most girls/women are more like you than the popular idea of female beauty, why wouldn't you be upset?

And more to the point, if you are lucky enough to be thin, why do you care?
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Size of the body has oohing to do with 'fashion".
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:54 PM
 
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Flaws in fashion.......cheaply made and inconsistent sizes (all shapes, thin or not).
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