A lot of the models in fashion mags are sizes 0s and 1s. Do you think that fashion magazines and the fashion industry in general should start putting images of bigger women out there? Like the middle and right ones in this pic:
I think all of them look healthy but why only show images of women the size of the one on the left? Why not mix it up? So many healthy girls look at these magazines and think they need to lose weight when they are perfectly healthy and I think it does cause a lot of self esteem problems.
Yes--there should be a variety of sizes in fashion mags
I'm quite surprised that 3 guys out of 5 who voted, voted for B. Is it not the media or also men who put this pressure on women to be thin? Do you guys even know what a size 0 or 1 looks like? The thinnest women in the link is a size 8.
The middle one is a size 12, and the last one, a 14, according to FHM. Now, I don't advocate unhealthy images, but I think a mixture of these three types of bodies would be fine.
Really, the girl on the right isn't really big to me. I think all would be great to model in a magazine. Unfortunately, it seems like society makes it so the girl on the left and middle is best. If you look at models, most of them are like the girl on the left, not the middle or right. I don't know why but really skinny is better, probably cause it sells. I think the girl on the right would be perfect, she really isn't that big.
The middle one is fine, but the one on the right is too big for my tastes. Clothing simply looks better (hangs better, is allowed to flow) when worn by slender women. No need to get all skeleton-looking, as this has the reverse effect. There is no vast conspiracy afloat. Designers choose their models on the basis of what generates sales. Public opinion is what guides the market.
I voted A but I'm not talking about a huge variety or anything. zthe middle one was great but the one on the right is outside my tastes. Some of it is her hips but she could definitely gain something by going to the gym.
Id say, middle or left. Right isn't fat or unattractive but just not my type..Its just she seems a bit too big. The one on the left really isn't my style either but she looks like she would be able to keep up with me in the fitness department, which is cool.
now lets be real here
most guys do not prefer the plus size they would either want the left girl or the right girl
I voted A, but I think as long as the images portrayed in the media aren't of sickly thin girls or morbidly obese ones. And in resp0onse to your update, I think the men are just influenced by the media into finding the skinniest girl attractive.. this could be a whole sociology 101 debate! ahah
Bigger women should defo be in the mags but I doubt it will ever happen. Size zero is tiny! That's like a UK size 4-wow, I'm like 4 sizes bigger than that and I'm not fat. The fact that girls have to be size 0 for a lot of things now is really strange.
Definitely a variety of sizes. From skinny to big because ALL sizes are healthy and natural for certain body types and a healthy body is what should be promoted. I think super skinny and super big should be skipped out on though because they are the body types that usually aren't healthy. Also, you said that it's the media and men that pressure girls/women to be thin and I agree on the media part but I think it's mostly women that pressure females to look a certain way.
i think they should put women of all sizes as long as they are healthyy and it doesn't promote an unhealthy lifestyle
I think there should be more variety. Fashion is for everyone. I don't care if you're a size 0 or a size 20, everyone wants clothes that are cute and flattering. By only putting a certain girl in the magazine they are indirectly saying "You are not good enough to be showcased unless you look like this". I don't get the size 0 craze either. I'm not saying every size 0 is anorexic but most of us would have to be to get to a size 0, it's not a realistic size for 90% of women.
yes, but not pictures of unhealthily big women (nor should they have pics of unhealthily skinny women). photoshopping should be banned as well.