Tag Archives: Feminism

Sports Illustrated first “Plus-size” Model.

I have been seeing this “breakthrough” from Sports Illustrated (A magazine marketed for men) EVERYWHERE this past few days, even in one of my favorite blogs, Hello Giggles. And I really, really need to take a moment and know I’m not going crazy here. Is it just me, or this beautiful woman is not a plus-size AT ALL?

I mean, I guess that if we take in count the magazine’s history with the type of models they feature, this is actually a good thing. But still, I can’t help but worry about the point where our perceptions about what plus-size actually is.

Here is what I picture when I think of a plus-size woman:

08zPLUS1-articleLarge

Or, even this:

Plus-size-women’s-clothing-Plus-size-dresses

All beautiful women. But this:

792858-75cd8334-47f6-11e3-889f-97711b41d0dd

Is just a normal, every day, common size. This is Robyn Lawley,  the woman the magazine is featuring as a plus-size model.

We’ve been bombarded from media about perfect models and beachy bodies so much, that we’ve grown into the seeing a real and normal size women as plus size.

And that is just not okay.

Does this have to do with the fact that this magazine is directed to a male audience, and they need to keep on feeding their unrealistic fantasies in order to get the expected profit? I don’t know, probably. But it doesn’t change the fact that at the same time they feed insecurities to young women minds, and this just goes unnoticed like a thousand other things in the media.

 

Ideal Body Types Through History Could Teach Us All Something About Women’s Bodies

This sharing is for those who swear to have a stereotypical “perfect” body, for those who suffer for not having it, and for those who still believe such thing actually exists.

Comparto ésto para quienes aseguran tener un cuerpo estereotípicamente “perfecto”, para quienes sufren por no tenerlo, y para quienes todavia piensan que existe tal cosa.

#‎Effyourbeautystandards

—Via The Huffington Post

A Male Dominance Nobody Thinks About

It is quite known that things like street harassment, rape, and salary differences between genders should be discussed, but, what about chivalry? Have you stopped to think about the meaning behind the notions that “men should always pay”, “men need to open the door for their lady”, and “men are stronger, ergo they should always do the heavy work”? Even with a guy we just met, when there isn’t love involved yet, we expect them to behave that way simply because they’re men and we are women. All those actions, disguised as sweet and gentleman like, do nothing but perpetuate the idea that women are weak and should be protected and taken care of and are part of the water that keeps the feminist fire down. The worst part of all is that us women do nothing about it, and even encourage it, because let’s face it, we like it. Continue reading A Male Dominance Nobody Thinks About