“We must protect the sanctity of marriage!!!!!”
- People who probably watch The Bachelor
This is an article about how Vogue featured its first plus-size model ever.
Okay, sure. Plus-size. You think, “Oh, good, they’re embracing people of different shapes.” And then you look at the picture and have to wonder if there’s been a mistake. She looks exactly like every other Vogue model ever. Sure, maybe she has bigger boobs and softer curves, but this is not plus-sized. Plus sizes do not conjure this image in the mind. It conjures up people who are actually bigger; even, dare I say it, overweight. When I hear plus-sized, I think people who are shaped like me. People who are built small and sturdy. And the thing is, Robyn Lawley is gorgeous. She looks healthy. She’s not small and bony and underfed-looking. But this gives people an expectation of “plus-sized” that people who are actually overweight can’t keep up with, and it makes women who look like her feel like being that size, being identified as plus-sized, qualifies them as “fat”. Seeing this and hearing her categorized as plus-sized made me feel like a whale. Maybe I’m overreacting, maybe I’m just an angry teen with a bit of a weight problem, but I think this can’t be good for anyone.
To me, she looks normal, not plus-sized. What about “Vogue features its first NORMAL SIZE model ever”, because that’s what has happened. She is beautiful and gorgeous and shapely, but I do not see her as being plus, just the size and shape of most women.