Join Date: July 2005
Re: Whitney: One of MSN's Most Influential Women
The image is very well matched to the text, since it shows an anorexic waif (the look that is on its way out) departing the runway, and Whitney (the look of the future) striding purposefully towards the audience.
Figuratively and literally, the size-0 is on her way out, and the plussize model has arrived.
I was very impressed that Whitney made this list, and her admission is well deserved. None of the other women on the list have faced the kind of resistance in their own professional fields as Whitney has. And she remains undaunted.
In fact, she is a better choice than most of the women on the list. Unlike career politicians who are divisive figures, and are only in it for their own personal aggrandizement, Whitney is serving a higher purpose, and championing a cause that unites all women, whatever their political persuasion - because all women are victimized by the underweight standard.
It is very cool that a specifially full-figured model has achieved this kind of recognition. Hopefully it will lead to even greater awareness of what Whitney is doing. It also shows what the true purpose of plussize modelling really is - something much greater than merely selling clothes, but helping to free women from a tyrannical, androgynous standard that theyve been subject to for far too long.