What is wrong with women? Women, not prepubescent boys with apricots stitched into the sunken chests. What, beyond misogyny and latent – we hope and pray – pedophilia, is behind the fashion industries hatred of women with curves and actual flesh upon their bones?
Worse, The One Isn’t As Emaciated As Many
One cannot point out too strongly that the fashion and modeling industries have racked up a number of victims similar in form and number to the Nazis’ Holocaust. In case you dispute the number, I’ll point out that, in America alone, conservative estimates show that approximately 4,800,000 (4.8 million) women have suffered from or continue to suffer from anorexia or bulimia.
Katya Zharkova states several hard truths but I want to focus on one interrelated pair in particular:
- Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23% less.
- Ten years ago plus-size models averaged between size 12 and 18. Today the need for size diversity within the plus-size modeling industry continues to be questioned. The majority of plus-size models on agency boards are between a size 6 and 14, while the customers continue to express their dissatisfaction.
For the purposes of this particular point, let’s ignore that “plus size” starts at size 14, which is the average dress size of women in the West. Let’s instead think for a moment how pernicious and ridiculous it is to have the majory of plus size models being within a size range that tops out at size 14, the low end of the fashionistas call “plus size!”
That’s well beyond merely being stupid. It willingly enters the range of depraved indifference. As such, it should be considered “actionable” and, if the law will not- or cannot be allowed to act against the filth controlling the fashion industry, people need to step and take care of these filth themselves.
I firmly believe that making messy public examples out of some of the designers and buyers will get the point across to the industry.
This is not to say that some people haven’t recognized the problem but some have, though not nearly enough of them.