Thursday, 23 September 2010
It seems wherever there are blogs/articles about plus-size clothing (but mostly on Lovelyish), there's at least a handful of readers that spew comments about how producing fashionable, plus-size clothing "encourages people to be fat."
First of all, with the exceptions of certain..."fetishes"... I don't care to expand on, nobody in our culture sets out to be fat.
And second, retailers exist to make money, not monitor public health. What do you think they are- the freaking FDA?! Finally, with the average American being a size 14+, U.S. retailers could expand their profit margins by marketing to a larger chunk of the population.
What do you think about the weight vs. fashion debate? Do you think there is a weight bias in retail?