Those American Apparel ads...
actually Quriky they do photoshop
I WISH I had a small chest. I'm kinda lopsided, especially after breastfeeding. I hate having to wear bras and bra-tanks in the summer, when the flatter chested women can just wear a thin tank or tee, and not sweat so badly.
I know the point has already been made, but yeah, no. My sister has always been heavy, she's 5'10" and especially her upper body, has always been large. But her chest is very small, she calls her boobs 'bullet boobs', because they're shaped like...bullets. She's always been jealous that I have fuller boobs, but I'm not 'heavy'. I'm not skinny, in the least, but I'm built differently, I have larger bone structure, so my body hides weight better, so she and I weigh close to the same amount, but I have an hourglass figure, and she's upside down triangle shaped.
I don't dislike the ads because of 'skinny models' or anything like that, I dislike them because I think they're trashy. I don't want to see some girl's butt crack when I'm looking at a vegan recipe, or a knitting tutorial. Puts me off crafting and makes me want to puke. But I haven't been seeing the ads, lately, so maybe, as someone said early on, they were geared towards Valentine's shoppers.
i just had an interview for american appearl about a month ago, and did you know they take picture of you on the interview?! yeah! i think i didnt get hired because i was too fat, i'm 5'4 and am 140. on the way in i was looking at the manacin, it had hip bones. i should have known then i wasnt going to get the job. that really took a toll on my self esteem.
I gotta say its kind of like , for the girls on those adds we know your a girl you dont have to prove it ! They are like this close to showing someones ... I felt sick thinking ahhh great my fave website has now tearned into the front page of zooo magazine !
and gia theres nothing wrong with you , theres something wrong with them if they cant take on girls with a figure , they are shallow and they know nothing other than making over priced clothing. you should be proud of your shape and always be you not there stereotype
Very slim girls have a figure too. AA can't take people with a different figure to their preferred shape, which is utterly shapplow and wrong.
However, casual phrases implying only curvy girls (and I am a curvy girl! I have to get my bras in the 'over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder' aisle!) are 'real women' or 'have figures' is extremely hurtful to women who are naturally tall, slim and small busted (indeed in many ethnicities this is the norm and the fashion is to be shorter and fuller figured).
It's just the same as the phrase 'all men are b****ds' IS sexist. Just because it supports the sympathised-with side, it doesn't make it right.
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