Hi Lynne! Thanks for the clarification – I’m relieved to …

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Hi Lynne! Thanks for the clarification – I’m relieved to hear that one size isn’t being promoted above all others: lately there’s just been so much attention given to encouraging women to be “curvy” and “real” and it’s very frustrating for those of us who just aren’t built that way. Such a shame that the DM would manage to twist the message so thoroughly!

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“All Women Should Be Size 14”, says the Daily Mail. Say what?
Um, I have clothes in a size 4 (vanity sizing means that in some stores a 4 is what a 6 used to be), so I guess I’m “disgusting” to you, even although you don’t know me and have no idea how healthy or otherwise I am. Seriously, by making comments like that, you’re doing exactly what you’re complaining about – telling people what size they ought to be (and using highly offenisve language into the bargain: “fat pig” is a horrible thing to say, as is “disgustingly thin”) and standing in judgement over those who don’t measure up to your ideals.

“All Women Should Be Size 14”, says the Daily Mail. Say what?
Oh, don’t even get me started on “She needs to eat a sandwich!” Almost every day someone posts that exact comment on a celebrity photo here, and it always really dissapoints me: funnily enough, though, no one ever posts comments saying “She needs to lay off the sandwiches” or “she needs to hit the gym”, presumably because we all know those comments are rude and unnecessary, but somehow the “sandwich” ones are seen as completely reasonable! So annoying!

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