This is a small post on the subject of “discrimination”. It is imperative that the media (especially women’s magazines be it hard-copy or online) come to grips with the fact that their readership is not made up entirely of 20 year olds with slim figures. Women of all sizes and ages read their publications and it’s about time that more portrayals of older people dressing as “they” see and feel like it, are included in each and every edition.
When these magazines, which they claim for all women, deign to present special little supplements for the older or the plus size woman, they treat it as though they’re doing us a service and we should be eternally grateful for it. Unfortunately they’re carrying on the form of disctrimination that defies reason.
When will the media see women in all their differing shapes, sizes and ages as women per se. There’s no need to imply that anything other than a young, extremely thin woman is not acceptable as being typical and representative of women you see in any home or shopping mall.
Let’s get real. As an advocate for size acceptance for more than 40 years, I can’t believe it’s taking so long for “society” to demand total acceptance of all our differences, which after all, make us the same.
We need to celebrate womanhood for what it is and what it stands for. As far as the media is concerned we’ve made no real inroads for decades.