What’s wrong with having “plus-size” models is not that they’re out there, it’s the terminology. By reinforcing the view that a woman, typically around the average and healthy weight based on her height-weight proportion, is “plus-size” and therefore not “normal size,” we are accepting the view that these stick-thin 90-100 pound skeletons are the body types we should strive for. Put the plus-size models out there. Put the skinny girls out there. But for the love of God do not differentiate them in to weight classes because the only thing normal about the skeletal models wearing Versace is the socially imposed idea that their weight is natural.
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