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Beach Bodies

29 Apr

Relevant to the discussion of advertising and body image:Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 11.49.56 PM

http://jezebel.com/h-m-shows-collection-on-plus-size-model-doesnt-make-a-484765381

Also this:

Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 11.51.43 PM

http://www.xojane.com/issues/the-whole-concept-of-the-beach-body-bikini-body-is-ridiculous-and-this-is-why

 

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Posted by on April 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Beach Bodies

  1. bluesharpie92

    May 3, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    YESSSSSSS!! YES is the only word that comes to mind after reading Lesley’s post. The information we are fed by our society is detrimental. There are people who will not buy a swimsuit or avoid water because they do not have the “beach body.” However, I cannot say that I do not understand, which is a difficult realization. So, I deeply admire people like Lesley who can see past the nonsense and be proud of their bodies. As I was reading her post, I wondered about ways that we as a society could change this negative mentality. It is not fair for the media to project images that discourage women to go out to the beach. A trip to the beach should be enjoyable; it should not be stressful or exclusive.

     
  2. Nikki

    May 5, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I am definitely about these. Way to make all sizes of bodies visible. I also really liked this link from the xojane one:
    http://www.xojane.com/fun/gallery/fatkini
    It’s interesting, though – I did a ctrl-F of “ugly” and “beauty” and “beautiful” in the second article, and they didn’t come up anywhere in the text. We get this:
    “It’s great to feel proud of your body, but I’d rather we all feel enabled to be proud of our bodies no matter what they look like”
    but I’m not sure whether to read it as defending the right of fat women to be visible or to take “my body is awesome” as “my body is beautiful.” I’m inclined to assume the absence of that particular charged language is important.

     

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