Friday, July 30, 2010

This Sunday in the NY Times: Plus-Size Wars

DAHLINGS -

New York Times reporter Ginia Bellafante will be publishing a provocative article on the rise of plus-size images in fashion and the media, titled "Plus Size Wars."

Some morons insist that photographing women who are--gasp--size 16 is fetishizing fat. It mentions the plus-size model who posed nude for Glamour. At 5'11" and 180 pounds, she is hardly representative of most plus-size women, but whatever.

Overall, this article provides a relatively balanced look at the issues involved. And when you first see the picture, you'll groan, "Great. Obesity represented by yet another faceless stomach." But it is actually the photographer's self-portrait!

If you don't want to wait until Sunday to read the article, you can find it online here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/01/magazine/01plussize-t.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

Until later. After I've downed some coffee, I shall be penning my thoughts on the season premiere of Project Runway.

Ciao,
Elisa & Bucky the Wonderdog

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