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There is no correct body size

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Glamour recently released an issue of its magazine that was the first of its kind that featured plus-sized women. This is a huge deal, especially within media and the fashion industry. It is refreshing to see women who don’t look like the images of models that we are so often bombarded with, especially in one of the biggest women’s fashion magazines in the nation.

Although Glamour did not specifically label any of the women on the cover as “plus-sized,” actress and comedian Amy Schumer was not satisfied with her appearance on its cover. Schumer, who was listed as an “inspiring woman” alongside figures such as Adele and Melissa McCarthy, fired back at the magazine in an Instagram post, saying Glamour featured her in the issue without her permission.

“I think there’s nothing wrong with being plus size,” she said in her post. “Beautiful healthy women.”

The average clothing size of women in the United States is a size 12, and sizes 12 to 24 are considered within the “plus-sized” range. Schumer is well below that. “I go between a size six and eight,” she said in her post. “Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous [sic].”

It is a common misconception that your outside appearance is a reflection of your health, your true beauty and your worth. If you fall underneath the standards of being “plus-sized,” then that’s OK. If you claim and identify yourself as plus-sized, then own it. But most people don’t have that mindset — they think being labeled “plus-sized” is negative and that it doesn’t fit the common beauty standard women constantly struggle to achieve every day.

Yes, Schumer doesn’t look like those models you see strutting down the runway or in those high-fashion magazines. But what are completely impressionable young girls supposed to think when they see that Schumer — who is at a great size that she is happy with and completely works for her — is being labeled “plus-sized”?

This “plus-sized” issue of Glamour is just another reminder that we don’t need these labels to separate all types of women from each other. Next time, Glamour, let’s place all types of women in the same issue without these constrictions.

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One Response to There is no correct body size

  1. Alfred January 8, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

    There is correct body size.

    This actually, does not mean that every person should be in the same bracket, as there is first of all different in height. Naturally, a person of of 1.5 meters can compete with a person of 1.8 meters. There is no comparison on various body’s parts like hands, legs, shape of shoulder, or heaps, etc.

    Having in consideration correct body size, that may bring us closer to the syndrome of OPTIMAL SIZE.

    What would be the optimal size ? Optimal size would be something like the shape approved by the opinion of a large group of people, the society, country or the world.

    This might remind us of beauty contest, where are pretty well taken in consideration large group of relevant nations, expressing their view of a prettiest person. Naturally this is just a kind of mechanism used to get that kind of expression. There is no relevant opinion of every nation to agree that a person came to the top position is in their mind of superiority. On the other word, every person in the world is mentally shaped by his nearest surroundings and that create their own parameters, how the other person should look like and what other qualities should have.
    For the comparison of the different group of people and their view to each other show us to the different preference. The certain physical difference between Nordic people and the group of people of Africa is obvious, although their outlook does not consider their mental difference. It is not our intention to consider such category, as we cannot claim any expertise in that area of human quality.

    So, rather than taking into consideration of whole world, it would be much more valuable to concentrate on a smaller group of people and their preference, when comes to the correct body size.

    This is a theme of a much more complex consideration and we may expect a view of some anthropologist and other professionals

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