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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Atsbhct
No but having a bunch of obese women that do not look good in your clothes wont sell many of them. People see an ad and think 'I want to look like that' and buy the clothes.
Hard work, strict diet and even consoversial dieting regimes, you can have your VS angel body.
originally posted by: Nyiah
originally posted by: Atsbhct
a reply to: AnakinWayneII
Other companies are giving women exactly what they want with marketing campaigns they see themself in. Gone are the days when lingerie is marketed firstly to men. Good riddens.
To be unapologetically blunt, in terms of advertising, I honestly prefer the hot, fit Angels -- or any person male or female in ANY product category -- over the current "embrace obese women" campaigns. I'm not so deluded to think I'm anywhere close to VS Angel hot, but they're damn nice to look at. Tess Holliday and the like are NOT nice to look at.
That level of massively overweight being mollycoddled & put on a pedestal is patently gross, and openly encourages being unhealthy (a la "If that fat model made it, I don't need dietary self control and getting off my butt! Just a contract!") Kate Moss thin is out of style, that kind of thin is not coming back as something to aspire to. But if we can look up to physically fit people, that's leaps and bounds better than the land whales as inspirations.
I'm a size 12 myself (and aiming to get down to an 8) I started restructuring my diet and portion sizes, as well as getting off my ass more, when I was pushing a size 16 a few years ago my heaviest and said "F# this. The kids aren't babies anymore, the Mom Weight's going." Advertising did not spur that. Advertising didn't make me feel poorly about myself. Advertising does not make me fell better about myself. All advertising does for me is show the product and try to get me to buy it by attempting to appeal one way or the other (hot women sell products better, they figured this out decades ago)
I don't need other size 12 women in advertising to feel good about myself. Feeling good about yourself comes from yourself, not others. If you can't feel good about yourself without some model to bolster your self-esteem, then that like model is just a band-aid emotional fix that will wear off anyway. And then you're right back on the soapbox screaming for some other representative human body to attach your personal meaning to, to feel good.
People pin far too much self-esteem management responsibility on others today, and that's not a good thing.