WooPlus today published findings from a discussion probing a sensitive issue for plus-sized women who are dating: “fat fetish.” Two thirds of the women surveyed found that the label implied size discrimination. Read more
If you have ever listened to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s “Same Love,” then you have heard the voice of the incredibly talented Mary Lambert. But, Lambert did not just provide vocals for the chorus of the song—she helped to write it. And this is just one of Lambert’s many accomplishments that give her something to truly be happy and proud of these days. She is truly an inspiring woman, one that plus size women should proudly admire for everything she has been able to do. Read more
GabiFresh is not the only woman that J.C. Penney’s features in their new #HereIAm campaign. In fact, the company’s campaign is full of beautiful, amazing plus size women who want you to know how great fat girls really are. So, what is another name in the campaign you should know? Jes Baker.
It seems that even though there is a growing acceptance of plus size women, there are still plenty of people that body shame them. But, it is not just the fact that it is happening that is the problem; it is the fact that it is coming from complete strangers that just makes it even worse. Just a few days ago, a Texas women found herself in this very situation, and shared her experience on her Facebook page.
In recent months, plus size women have been asking to be heard by retailers and society alike, and retail giant J.C. Penney’s has heard them. The company has recently released an ad campaign that promotes body positivity and features a number of plus size women who are well known in the fashion industry and social media. One notable figure is the popular fashion blogger GabiFresh whose beauty, strength, and confidence make her an amazing role model for fat girls everywhere. Read more
Last month, we talked about the way retailers tend to ignore plus size women even though plus size fashion has become a $20.4 billion market. But, it seems as if retailers have not really heard this fact. Earlier this week, H&M has come under fire for questionable sizing in their clothing.
Everyone struggles when it comes to anything in the realm of dating and relationships. But nobody’s struggles can match those of plus size women, who already have to deal with a lot of negativity regarding their bodies and how they may dress. Added to that the worries of plus size dating and finding the perfect partner can seem like an impossible task. It does not help that sites like Yahoo! Answers and Quora are full of people asking stupid, fat shaming questions that can hurt plus size women and make them question their worth.
Just a few weeks ago, Facebook came under fire for wrongfully removing an image of plus size model Tess Holliday after deeming it a violation to their “health and fitness policy.” While they apologized for the incident, it seems that they did not really learn their lesson. Now, Facebook-owned social media app Instagram is being accused of fat shaming after they removed an image of three plus size women who all posed in a bikini without any cause to.
The start of summer is now only weeks away and this one is looking to be a scorcher. This means more dresses and bikinis which, for some women, is not a problem. Yet, for plus size women, there seems to be an unwritten rule about hiding your body. Which makes plus size fashion a little limiting at times, especially during the summer. But what would happen if plus size women not only challenge the rule but change it too? Read more
Body shaming may happen to anyone. What are you going to do when facing these shallow body shamers? Maybe we can learn something from these big beautiful celebrities. Read more