• V Magazine uses REAL plus size models for their spread

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    Alicia D'amore [sign in to see picture]
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    SEXYGET 69 wrote:

    Do you know what? When I speak to anyone Men or Women I do not see weight, height, skin colour, disability or anything like that. We are all human beings each and every one different in their own little way. I don't read magazines (except New Scientist and Fire monthly cos they get sent to me in work!) or watch telly (except Hairy Bikers!) because I can't stand all the bullshit that is thrown at joe public regarding how we should look. It's all bollocks!

    They should just leave people to be who they wanna be and pissoff!

    Big women, little women, all women, you are beautiful!

    SG69 x

    Hear hear!

    And thanks Columbus, I don't go on these rants for compliments you know hehe

    I think the world would be a better place without the media - but then you could say that about a lot of things!

    Ax

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    I have to say that I think Gok Wan does a great job. There is one thing that is universally attractive - confidence: and what he does so well is to give people the confidence that they are beautiful.

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    I agree. There was an episode yesterday afternoon with a size 16 lass on it, and she was stunning. I'd love to see more 'plus-size' models..I'm a 14 and the fact is that compared to the fit well on a size 6 stick, clothes look completely differents so cuts and fashions just don't transfer over well.

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    I'm a 12-14 and I was flicking through a catalogue recently that said it was for sizes 12-34 or something like that anyway, I know it started at size 12. So I'm flicking through, pleased to see that the models were curvier women, as it gave me a better idea of how the clothes would look on me.

    However, when I reached the swimwear section I was extremely hurt and disappointed. They had abandoned the curvier women in favour of the size 6-8 women to model their bikinis. That said to me that in the eyes of the media, I am too fat to wear a bikini. Which is ridiculous! If I say so myself, I have a sexy body and have every right to wear a bikini if I want to.

    Magazines/catalogues really need to rethink the message they are sending out to people. I was even reading in a magazine that an online forum had branded Holly Willoughby fat!! And that obesity shouldn't be promoted! I'm sorry but she is far far from fat, and if she is then there's no hope for anyone else!!

    The media needs to be ignored altogether, stuff them, because they don't know what they're on about.

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    Gyrator53 [sign in to see picture]
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    My wife mentioned a while back about an article in the BMJ showing that the link between BMI and death rates is not well proven. I think this link:-

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/96304.php

    is making reference to that study.

    I think we have been strangely obsessed with the thinner female form since the 1960s (interestingly a fuller figure is clearly preferred in earlier times - just look at some classical nudes or even the pictures of Harrison Marks to see this). Designers should learn how to cut clothes that are right for more normal proportions - clothes that show off the figure not these sack-like things that hide the figure as if its something to be ashamed of.

    I really am starting to sound like Prof. Peach 8-)

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    Here's some of those sexy Greek/Roman/Palaeolitic ladies!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rokeby_Venus

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_Venus_%28Botticelli%29

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_de_Milo

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_%28mythology%29

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphrodite#Gallery

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_figurines

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Willendorf

    Corrr...... Sexy ancient porn!

    To be honest I find most men prefer women such as some of those above, and that it is women who mainly idealise very slim models. Most men just like sexy ladies!

    Although personally I prefer the shaved look (perhaps I too am a construct of our society/media!)

    I do love this picture!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Origine_du_monde

    Its so simple but captures 'womenliness' to me.

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    Gyrator53 wrote:

    I think we have been strangely obsessed with the thinner female form since the 1960s (interestingly a fuller figure is clearly preferred in earlier times - just look at some classical nudes or even the pictures of Harrison Marks to see this).

    My Mum was born in 1940, so was in her teens during the mid-late 1950s when Marilyn Monroe etc etc were the ideal for women. Obviously stars then were curvy. My mum was very slim at 7st 7lbs and hated her body. She said she'd cringe if anyone touched her because you could feel her ribs and not only would she pad her bra but she also used to pad her hips to make them rounder and more prominent!

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    SEXYGET 69 [sign in to see picture]
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    I think a lot of folks want to be something they're not. Tall want to be shorter, shorter want to be taller, skinny wanna be fatter, fatter wanna be skinny, dark, blond, big feet, little feet, long legs, short legs, big bum, little bum, big arms, little arms, chests, backs every body part under the sun, the list goes on for both sexes. It'll never change! And there's some who are happy with who, what they are and never question it. We're all different!

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    Gyrator53 [sign in to see picture]
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    Well of course there are so many vested interests trying to get people to be dissatisfied with themselves so that they can sell some product or service - usually at some ridiculously inflated price.

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