Two. Two out of eight hundred and thirty two. That’s the number of pages in the September issue of Vogue magazine that feature plus size models. And it’s an ad no less.
The ad is a 2 page spread with the hashtag, PlusIsEqual and the tagline ‘It’s Time for Change’. It also has the date of 9/14/15 and the website plusisequal.com. That’s it.
Those two pages are a paid advertisement. The only two pages in Vogue to feature plus sized models is a paid advertisement. It just reiterates the message of the website the advertisement directs you to.
The website also points out that 67% of US women are size 14 to 34. Sixty Seven percent!
It’s not just plus sized women that the fashion industry ignores. No, they don’t like regular sizes either. In fact, according to one model, they prefer women with bodies that are unobtainable to most of us.
This is Agnes Hedengard
Anges is a Swedish model with a BMI of 17.5 but according to the fashion industry her butt is too big and her hips are too wide. Her response is powerful and worthy of your attention.
But, I’ll let you be the judge, take a look at what Agnes had to say.
And now I want to hear from you.
Do you think Agnes is too big to be a model? What do you think about the fashion industry?
Do you think normal sized women are accurately represented?
Y’all this morning I ran 3 miles on my treadmill, because Summer! I really wanted to run 6 miles. Truth be told, I wanted to run 6 miles today and yesterday but I only managed 3 today and 4 yesterday.
This shit’s for the birds!
Even though my treadmill is on my lanai, it’s still outside, and as you know, it’s hot.
Running in the heat is much harder and it requires way more energy than an average run in the fall or winter. Did you know that 30% of the energy you generate while running actually goes toward moving your muscles and the other 70% is trying to cool you off? It’s true. More blood flows to your skin that it does to your muscles when you’re running in hot weather.
Let’s couple that with humidity and dew points, which here in Florida sometimes reach 100%, and you actually sweat more. All of the extra moisture in the air hampers your ability to cool off as quickly as it does in dry heat because the extra moisture in the air makes it difficult for your sweat to evaporate.
I gotta be honest, when the air feels terribly uncomfortable to me, and MacGyver isn’t here, I get a little nervous on my treadmill and sometimes, like today, I cut my runs short. It’s better to be safe than sorry. That being said, I’m amazed at how many people disregard any safety when it comes to the treadmill and that brings me to another article I wanted to share with you.
Did any of you see the article about Serena Williams in the New York Times? I read the article and I thought it was pretty shitty how they let her competitors basically body shame her. I wondered if anyone else got that from reading the article and then this morning I saw this:
Apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought the article was bullshit.