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Old 10-29-2010, 06:14 PM   #46
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It's no secret that the definition of "plus size" in the fashion industry is laughable.
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This is true, definitely. It's amazing how warped we can be about body size sometimes.

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That's plus-size ? On what galaxy?

She seems just fine to me, too .

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Same here! She looks athletic and strong to me.

I'd love to have her "plus size" figure.
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It's no secret that the definition of "plus size" in the fashion industry is laughable.
I agree. There is no way. I would considered her to be "plus size." Tall yes, overweight, not at all.
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She is gorgeous

I don't ever recall anyone here making any sort of post akin to saying that two thin or anorexic fashion models would gross them out if we saw them kissing-or doing anything for that matter. It is just what AliEnvy said..it's basically saying that they just don't deserve to have love or sex or anything of the sort-because, well, they're fat and they just repulse us. It's cruel and dehumanizing. That is completely different than criticism of designers using only rail thin models and/or that thinness being held up as some sort of ideal body type for women or even saying they look skeletal. Or of models starving themselves in order to model-because that certainly does happen. Not every model is naturally that thin. I don't have any desire to "take down" thin fashion models, because I don't want to be that thin nor did I ever want to be a model. I'm almost 5'10 and I'm a size 12 (plus size in the world of fashion and modeling and in the minds of some but I don't care) and all things considered I think I look pretty good. Not as good as I would like to look when I'm being overly critical of myself and or beating myself up of course. I'm not jealous, that's really not my thing. I starved myself when I was 19, and on and off other times, to try to fit some skinny ideal-been there, done that. I guess I just better not make out with any guys who aren't real thin, lest anyone be repulsed. Luckily for me I'm getting closer and closer to being in a place where I just want to be happy with myself and anyone else can just f off. But things still hurt so I can't even imagine being overweight and reading a blog post like that and what that would feel like if you're not in that place. Or even if you are.

If we are against bullying of gay kids and of kids who are deemed to be "different" in any way we certainly should be against bullying of adults because they are overweight according to our standards. No matter how unhealthy any of us might deem that to be. That blog post did come across to me the way a bully would. Putting overweight people on tv is not "glorifying" obesity or being overweight-it is merely reflecting the fact that they do exist and OMG they make out and have sex and walk across rooms and do anything!. Just like gay people on tv or African Americans on tv. Some people somewhere are probably "grossed out" by them making out too I guess-or maybe just being on tv or anywhere?

Readers outraged by Marie Claire's refusal to issue a proper apology for Maura Kelly's fat-shame screed are taking it to the streets. And making them watch all kinds of people kissing, whether they find it "aesthetically displeasing" or not.

The Big Fat Kiss-In joins the 28,000 letters and emails that have already flooded Marie Claire's website and offices, demanding the magazine admit it wasn't being "provocative" or starting a "conversation" — but just made a mistake it regrets. Writes Stacy Bias, whose brainchild it was,

Bring signs, your friends, lovers and family. Chaste kisses, cheek kisses, french kisses, any kisses! Come and show Marie Claire that it's not OK to shame anyone out of their sexuality.

Here's how the event's Facebook page describes the happening:

You are invited to The Big Fat Kiss-In!

PLATONIC KISSES! ROMANTIC KISSES! FAMILIAL KISSES! PECKS ON THE CHEEK! AIR KISSES! FRENCH KISSES! ALL KISSES!

Marie Claire chose to publish an essay in which the author shares her utter disgust for fat people - but moreover - physical displays of affection between said fat people.

That being said, I WANT YOU to join me TOMORROW, FRIDAY OCTOBER 29, 2010 at 6:00pm outside of Marie Claire at the Hearst Building to make the statement that LOVE HAS NO WEIGHT LIMIT!

ALL SHAPES AND SIZES! EVERYONE IS INVITED!

Spurred ahead by Bias and fellow organizers Aris K. Manhattan, Substantia Jones, Sandy Schaffer and Marilyn Wann, protesters will gather at 6pm in front of Hearst Tower – 300 W. 57th St. near 8th Ave, in Manhattan, and mack for the cause.



Read more: Protest At Marie Claire's Offices Tomorrow
Beautifully said sweetie! 5'10 and a size twelve. Now, I would call that athletic, slender.


And you know what. If someone wears a plus size. Big friggin deal! My Irish granny had an old saying. "Pretty is as pretty does." She was right. Real beauty always comes from within.

P.S. I'm not grossed out by the way anyone looks. Or any adult couple who is in love. I think we all have something that is very unique and beautiful about us. We can only act ugly. If we choose to. Look at a baby, child. Do any of us see ugliness? Of course not. It's no different when we are adults. Or at least, it shouldn't be.


I wish. I lived in Manhattan. I would be there to support it. Beautiful comes in all sizes and colours.
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Look at any baby, child. Do any of us see ugliness? Of course not.
Oh, I have seen many an ugly baby, let me tell you
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Oh, I have seen many an ugly baby, let me tell you




I have too, many times.
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somebody recently told me (true story) that those really odd looking babies are aliens
before they take a human form
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Look at a baby, child. puppy.
Do any of us see ugliness? Of course not.
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Sorry, but no. I i don't think any child is ugly.
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OMG! You went there.



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A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The driver says: "Ugh, that's the ugliest baby I've ever seen."

The woman walks to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her: "The driver just insulted me."
The man says: "You go up there and tell him off. Go on, I'll hold your monkey for you."
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This child is not ugly to me.
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