Ashley Graham is one of the hottest topics these days. This body activist is one of the three SI Swimsuit cover models and is inspired to turn her ultimate goal into reality- to promote the idea of self-acceptance as well as female empowerment with one of a kind Barbie created in her likeness. On Monday, the doll was present to Ashley Graham right at the Glamour’s Women of the Year summit happened in Los Angeles.
Megan Crabbe is recovered anorexic, recovered self-loather from United Kingdom and is also an average 22-year old woman who takes stand against the world that profits us from teaching us to hate who we are and what we are.
Body positive image has been claimed as one of the deepest obstacles to the empowerment of women. Women have splendor ideals thrown at them from each direction, and there’s no secret that the thinking of these values starts in their childhood. However, at present, there has been a flow in plus-size social media campaigns going viral lately.
Stylish clothes can be difficult to find for big guys. So many companies design their clothes specifically for smaller guys and their larger sizes aren’t always that flattering. So what exactly is it that big guys can do to get some super stylish clothing and the perfect look for any occasion? Well, here are a few of the key points to look out for when buying your clothes!
Does your weight falls at the plus size classification? Well, it’s a blessing that some people are already accepting such situation but still body shaming continuously exist. There are still a lot of people who continuously disguise some of their rude questions regarding their weight.
Throughout this past year, there have been many Facebook’s “mistakes” when it comes to plus size women trying to share empowering messages on the social media site. Numerous posts were blocked or banned because their content was deemed “inappropriate” by the website. For at least a little while, it seemed as if the problem had ended. That is, until plus size model and body positive advocate Melinda Parrish had her own message blocked for being “inappropriate.”
By now, you have likely heard some of the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s more unsavory comments. Since beginning his campaign, his cruel comments–both new and old–have continually been put under scrutiny. Besides disgusting behavior with beauty pageant contestants, Trump’s fat shaming comments on his reality show The Apprentice have also been called into question. Most recently, negative comments he made about Khloé Kardashian off-camera were brought up with the media, reigniting some of the debate surrounding both him and his show.
Short. Frumpy. Disgusting. These are all words women used to describe their bodies to Taryn Brumfitt, the founder of the Body Positive Movement. Brumfitt is no stranger to being unhappy with her body, having struggled with self-acceptance herself for many years before finally learning to love her body at a healthy and beautiful size 12. But, other women still struggle, and Brumfitt wanted to do something about it, so the Embrace documentary was born.
When Netflix first premiered their hit show Orange is the New Black in 2013, the world went crazy, in large part due to the character casting. Not only does the show feature a number of characters of color, but the characters also represent an array of sexual preferences and gender identities. But, the boundary-breaking does not end on screen for most of these actresses—recently Danielle Brooks, who plays Taystee, has been deemed the “Voice of Curves”, thanks to her empowering words and pictures.
This year, it seems like body shaming is something that cannot be escaped; it has come from every source imaginable, even presidential debates. At the same time, however, the fashion industry has been taking steps to combat all of this negativity by creating countless body positive campaigns. From JCPenney’s #HereIAm to Lane Bryant’s empowering campaigns, brands are slowly trying to change the way they look at women’s’ bodies. Even Fashion Week has seen a change this year, with a number of brands introducing a more diverse line-up of women.
Donald Trump is a divisive character. There are loads of people who love him and what he says, but there are just as many who hate him and disagree completely with his beliefs and policies. But, there’s one thing in particular that most of his opponents dislike, and that is his tendency to make fun of people, in particular fat shaming.
This year has led to a massive growth in the body positivity movement. Every week, there seems to be new additions to the movement, encouraging people to stop the cycle of body shaming. The most recent campaign is called the All Woman Project, which was created by British model Charli Howard and body positive model and blogger Clémentine Desseaux who were tired of the laack of diversity in models featured in advertisements, magazines, and fashion shows.
Body shaming has become more prevalent in our society. Not long ago, Playboy Playmate posted a photo on Snapchat of a naked elderly woman at the gym and made fun of her body. The playmate was fired from her job and will face criminal charges as well. Now, Children are also not immune to this horrible act.
This year, the unfortunate trend of body shaming seems to have taken over the Internet. Innocent women are constantly being targeted just because they do not fit the impossible standards society has set. But, now women across the world are striking back with some new body positivity trends appearing all the time. Most recently, these have included mermaid thighs and #ThighsForJeaux.
While many countries seem to have fairly strict beauty standards, there may be none as strict as South Korea. If you are not rail-thin you are seen as fat, even if you are just a few pounds heavier. But, Vivan Geeyang Kim, a South Korean plus-size model is looking to challenge the beauty standard and show her country—and everyone—that every size is beautiful.
We constantly talk about how bad it is to fat or body shame people; how much it hurts the people who it is targeted at, how it can make body love feel impossible. But while we often point out the strangers who do fat shaming, we fail to recognize the other parties that can do it too: ourselves. Whether you want to believe it or not, it is true. We can body shame ourselves just as easily as a stranger can—and it is a trend that needs to end.
With wedding season well under way, a lot of women are on the hunt for their perfect dress. But, they tend to struggle with body love and acceptance when it comes to finding that dress. For them, they have to lose weight for their wedding to be perfect, to by happy. This is something that British plus-size style blogger and columnist Callie Thorpe wants to change.
Fat shaming has always been a major problem. From individuals to major social media companies, fat shaming comes from all sides. Gyms are no different; some have wrongly turned it into an advertising tactic in hopes of getting more customers through their doors.
You may have seen the new Fall 2016 H&M ad campaign featuring Ashley Graham that was released earlier this month. At first glance, the campaign looks great; with a plus size model as the face of it, but everything is not quite what it seems. While the store will offer plus size options in their new line, they will only be available online; so plus size women will be unable to have the same in-store experience as other women.
San Francisco – August 10, 2016 – WooPlus, the leader in plus-sized dating, hailed as Tinder for curve lovers, has announced that it now offers voice messaging service. With the new voice messaging feature, the app now lets users experience a whole new dimension of potential partners.
In May 2016, plus-size model Tess Holliday’s bikini photo was removed by Facebook MISTAKENLY. In June 2016, plus-size blogger Aarti Olivia’s bikini photo was removed by Instagram – also owned by Facebook – ACCIDENTLY. In August 2016, plus-size lingerie brand Curvy Kate’s body-positive ad was removed by Facebook again with exactly the same excuse. Although Facebook did send its “apologies” to us each time, to be honest,as a community, we can no longer accept them as if nothing happened. That is why we has joined forces with others plus-size group, Big Girl Swag on Point and BBW Suicide Girls to create the #SexyForAll Movement, with the aim of sending a message to the whole society that WE DO NOT NEED ANYONE’S PERMISSION TO BE SEXY.
Ashley Graham is no stranger to fat shaming. When she became the first plus-size model to be featured in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated, there was a lot of backlash. Even now, months later, Graham is constantly facing body shaming. But, it is not just fat shaming anymore.
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.
Body acceptance is something that everyone struggles with at some point in their life. For a long time, this problem was mostly ignored. But now, Taryn Brumfitt is looking to change that. Brumfitt has founded the Body Image Movement, which revolves around encouraging people to love their body at every stage in life.
JCPenney’s #HereIAm campaign is already working to send the message that body confidence is important, and that no women should be told they have to hide their body under unflattering clothes. Now, plus size blogger and model Simone Mariposa is adding her own thoughts on the matter and promoting a new campaign to help encourage plus size women everywhere to not hide their bodies.
The sad truth is that fat shaming can be found everywhere—on the TV, the radio, in person and, worst of all in many ways, social media. It is not just that it is present everywhere, though. When done on social media, cruel comments can go viral quickly and can effectively destroy a person’s reputation and earn them a lot of negative publicity. Something that Playboy model Dani Mathers recently learned, and a lesson she certainly will not soon forget.
#HereIAm; three simple words that hold a powerful message of body confidence and self-love. It is also the name of a new campaign started by retail giant JCPenney’s to promote their partnership with up-and-coming fashion designer Ashley Nell Tipton, whose exclusive plus size clothing line is set to launch in many of the JCPenney stores this coming fall. In the video promoting the campaign Tipton is joined by 4 other incredible plus size women: Jes Baker, Mary Lambert, Gabi Fresh, and Valerie Sagun. While the video is simple, the message is incredibly empowering: they will not hide just because someone does not like their body and they certainly will not let anyone stop them from living the lives they want to live. Instead, they will proudly tell the world #HereIAm.
Ordinary people are not the only ones that have to deal with body shaming; sadly, celebrities also fall victim to criticisms about their body. With them, however, it is far more public—news articles and social media make such cruel comments impossible to avoid or ignore. The latest celebrity to face public scrutiny and body shaming is Jennifer Aniston, who is tired of what she and other woman have to deal with.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Facebook is a media giant these days and is known to sometimes make some controversial decisions regarding ads and images people try to post. They have done this to women who have pictures of themselves breastfeeding their babies, giving birth, and whatever else they may deem “unflattering.” One would think, after the backlash they have faced over the numerous images they have wrongly removed from their website, they would change their views. But, apparently that is not the case, as now they are in trouble for fat shaming plus size women everywhere.
Of the 25 main retailers, 21 of them offer options for plus size women on their online store. Department stores such as JC Penney’s, Kohl’s, and Macy’s offer a large number of plus size clothing options. Nordstrom, however, does not offer half as many options. While the number of options shrinks dramatically when it comes to physical storefronts, there are still some options. This is as opposed to retailers like Nike, who only have 5 online options for plus size women and Under Armour who have nothing at all.
For many junior and senior high schoolers, prom is the most highly anticipated event, besides graduation itself. It is something like a right of passage for students as they finish their high school journey. Girls spend months preparing for what is supposed to be one of the greatest nights of their high school career.
When you think about ballet dancers, you usually think about tall, stick-thin women twirling and twisting en pointe. It is time to change that idea though, because you do not have to be skinny to dance ballet. All you need is the right amount of passion and determination. Two things which 30-year-old Frostine Shake has a lot of.
Imagine going to the store to try on a bikini and getting told by a fellow shopper that you should not be wearing a bikini due to your size. This is what Jessica Portelli was met with earlier in the month, when she was at Matalan’s Brighton, England location. Portelli did not allow this woman’s words stop her, however, as she went to the dressing room, and soon back out in the bikini to confront the rude woman who fat shamed her. She told the woman that “Girls like you shouldn’t tell girls like me what we can’t do” before returning to her dressing room to snap a quick picture.
On April 5, 2016, Amy Schumer took to social media to tell Glamour Magazine that she did not appreciate being include in a list of inspiring plus size women because she does not fit the “plus size” standard. For her, according to a post she made on Instagram, what bothered her the most about her inclusion on the list is the fact that it would make young girls question their own size. The incident has caused her to begin a campaign against the plus size label, insisting that people do not like being classified as plus size. When Schumer posted to Twitter asking about the public’s thoughts on the term, it was met with mixed views.
SAN FRANCISCO – April 13, 2016 – WooPlus, hailed as an answer to Tinder for the bigger and rounder female population, recently conducted a survey asking, “Have you ever been harassed for your curvy body on regular dating apps?” among its 1,000 female members. The results are quite shocking.
The main goal of an advertiser is to make ads that sell and bring business to the companies that they work for. There are a number of tactics that they have turned to over the years and while some grow and chance, others do not. A prime example of this can be seen in the numerous fat shaming ads in billboards, magazines, and other types of media.
Fat-shaming always exists and maybe it is worse for Hollywood stars. Yesterday, star of Prison Break, Wentworth Miller, shared “his thoughts, his experience, his heart and his pain” about the Internet fat-shaming Meme at his Facebook. There he talks about his depression and even suicidal past.
There is Tess Holliday, the first plus-size female model signed to a major agency, Ashley Graham, the first plus size female model on the cover of Sports Illustrate’s Swimsuit Issue, Nadia Aboulhosn and Erica Schenk, the plus size female models on on the cover of Women’s Running. Now we have the first plus size male model signed to a major agency, named Zach Miko, who is also the first plus size male model for Target.
Plus-size clothing retailer Lane Bryant’s latest commercial has been rejected by major TV networks, including ABC and NBC. This video which empowers hundreds of women to celebrate their own bodies has been banned with a almost ridiculous reason “Too Sexy” has caused hot discussion on social media.
“That person’s unhealthy.” is probably a phrase you have heard more than once, in regards to somebody’s weight. It is also something that needs to end. Just because a person is plus size, it does not mean they are unhealthy.
You wake up, have your breakfast, go to work and back to your house. It is just another normal day until you read today’s top news. Oh gosh, you have gone viral on Internet, but under the news category of “funny” and with hundreds of awful fat-shaming comments left behind. It is just a bad dream? No, this is what actually happened to Paul Moore and Hale Goetz.
Santa got kicked in Coach’s latest 60-second Christmas ad! And what horrible most is the reason why Santa got attacked – a “naughty” woman punched Santa Claus just for a Coach bag as Christmas gift. Instantly, this video became a buzz on social media, especially after pop singer Ariana Grande tweeted this video with comment “hahahahah @coach this is amazing”. But different from Ariana, many people were quite disappointed with this commercial video.
Recently, a new study from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business offers a buzz topic for social media users. “The increasing use of plus-sized models in advertising campaigns may be contributing to growing rates of obesity.” this study suggests. Then instantly, this research has been reported by quite a few main medias. Ok, let’s look at what are the responses from common people for this “interesting” study.
If you add the word “fat shaming” to your google alert, you will find that there will surely be several fat-shaming news EVERYDAY. We can not make all fat haters shut up. Actually, we do not need to do that either. What we need to do is just living better and happier. In this blog, we will share some examples on how these big girls responded to those “boring” fat shamers with intelligence and politeness. Hope it can give some lights and encouragement to those big girls who are struggling with protecting themselves from this fat-shaming world.
Plus-sized clothing retailer Lane Bryant did a #asklanebryant Twitter chat during the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, aiming to “protest” current beauty standards and promote body positivity. But it seems that this Twitter chat did not go well as expected and the hashtag #AskLaneBryant was flooded with tough questions from Twitter users in no time.
Technology has changed people life. The internet world has shifted from PC side to mobile. Are you still trying to find love with a mouse? If yes, then you may need to make some changes because it is a finger-touching world. Here we just introduce you some plus-size dating apps, using which you can easily find, meet & date the big & beautiful friends.