Out of laziness, I am one of those folks that prefers shopping for clothes online, especially in the middle of the night on weekends because of those magical sales. In a previous post, I discussed the side effects of being slim and how I wouldn't mind adding a little more weight. On the other side, I will say I am extremely concerned and disappointed about the way the fashion oriented companies and industries flash skinny people in our faces as the norm. You see the advertisement for an upcoming runway show that says, come and see clothes by x and y designer and then only skinny folks walk down the aisle. So, you mean to tell me that clothes are only for skinny people? Yes, we can criticize the modelling companies but what about the stores?
On uncountable occasions, I have seen a cloth for display at the show glass outside a store, on a skinny mannequin but upon entering, after searching for my size of the same cloth for about 10 minutes, the store-attendant tells me that "sorry, this cloth only runs on plus sizes." What the heaven?
Similarly, online, I just find it so frustrating when I see a dress and fall in love with it based on the picture, only to see that the sizes are incomparable to the pictorial representation. I definitely want to see more plus size models display their own dresses. Let them represent themselves!
Everybody has something to say when a Caucasian acts a Black person's role but then we applaud skinny people who advertise clothes that run on plus-size only. This is not to shame skinny models but we need a society that lets people, especially women appreciate their body size by representing them adequately.
We also have this culture of praising people who lose weight and then when we see a person that gains weight, we ask them, are you pregnant or when last did you go to the gym? We have not been taught to accept gaining healthy weight positively so we ward off the chance of that happening to human beings especially females.
This same topic applies to those bloggers that use misleading titles. Recently, upon Chimamanda Adichie's response to trans-women not being women, one blogger decided to put the title as Chimamanda Adichie's apology to her statement about trans-women... I read the blog post and wanted to slap the living day light out of the title because nothing in Chimamanda Adichie's statement had an apology in it. I should write a post that says "why misleading bloggers are not bloggers?" It is extremely annoying. There is a difference between creating topics and advertisements that capture people's attention and misleading them. This includes the bloggers that post false stories to cause commotion, they know themselves. They run with this idea of "I want to post it first" instead of "I want to put it right or truthfully." That is why I commend bloggers and writers like Luvvie Ajayi who have excelled with their truth compared to the other so-called "top bloggers." I reserve my side eye for all of you!
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