Defining the discussion


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Posted by Chad on March 14, 2005 at 18:20:38:

In Reply to: Who defines you? posted by HSG on March 14, 2005 at 02:11:58:

Enchanting image of Barbara Brickner. Catherines has definitely raised the bar of its promotions this season.


But to come back to the point, I think that the enemies of size celebration have not only been allowed to define the public image of plus-size women, but they have also been allowed to define the discussion. They have put plus-size fashion, and fledging efforts at improving body image, on the defensive, by trying to repackage the idea that being curvaceous is somehow "wrong".

I think revealing their deceit is very important, but I think what's even more crucial is creating and fostering alternative messages - BETTER messages - and creating the truly positive environment that others have envisioned.

A "media of their own", without the mixed messages - it IS possible, but it needs someone with the imagination to envision it (and, inevitably, fund it).

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