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Old 02-08-2015, 04:55 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by magodamilion View Post
Not really in my opinion.

I mean Meghan Trainor and the majority of plus sized models were already within the spectrum of 'social desire ability' to begin with. It's something that pretends to be controversial but really istn'.
This!

With few exceptions - Melissa McCarthy, Beth Ditto - the so called 'plus-size' celebrities championing curves and size diversity are almost all in the 'normal' range even according to the strict BMI measurements.

That these in the best sense of the word average women are considered 'big/ger' says a lot of how the visual standard has shifted towards thin bordering on underweight.

For a 5'5" woman the BMI scale considers normal and healthy everything up to 150 pounds. Social optics only view a woman that height to have a desirable size if she is < 120 pounds, or up to a BMI of 20.

In a self-portrayal and optimization obsessed society the omnipresence of the thin ideal imo has actually increased the pressure on women to be as slim as possible - a few highly publicized counter-examples don't change that.
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