Lane Bryant – the new porno, according to NBC.

UPDATE: This post was written years ago and I no longer agree with the narrative below, of comparing different types of women and saying certain groups are less worthy than others. Nevertheless… I’m keeping it for reflection.

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So I guess ABC considers the sight of plus-size women to be offensive, even in a regular nothing-special-about-it commercial where they’re wearing bras and underwear. They really suck at hiding how they really feel, because their excuse was a distaste of “excessive cleavage.” You’ve got to be kidding me… no really ABC, tell us how you really feel.

I hate to be Captain Obvious here, but plus-size women tend to be more voluptuous than the Twiggy reincarnates the media likes to show us, prancing around in much more risque undergarments than the likes of Lane Bryant. You’ll leave Dove and their beauty campaign alone because it has the endorsement of Oprah, is that how it goes? There’s nothing offensive about a bigger bust; it’s the nature of things. And quite frankly I’m offended that the media makes no bones about disliking women with my body type embracing their image. They’ll show women with a waist the radius of a pencil and A-cup boobs, and they’ll even show them in thongs. But a real woman, an average woman who 90% of the female population watching TV will relate to, you’re going to call offensive? Who’s controlling the advertising department over at ABC? Some corporate slut who walks around in designer clothes that could be a down payment on a house? Because they’re very naive if they think most women are fashionistas who don’t even make enough money to pay their cell phone bill, but manage to clack around their offices in their Minolo Blahniks and size zeros. I don’t know a single woman like that, even if she lives in a metropolis. In fact, most people I know who manage to own high-end fashion pieces are ass ugly with more money than they know what to do with, and usually blowing it on bullshit like that because they’re vapid enough to be convinced by it. It’s a fake reality, and it’s about time people stop buying it.

I recall a Britney Spears perfume ad a few years ago that showed her seducing her next-door neighbour and the next scene jumps to her scratching her nails down his back and the two of them rolling around in the sheets. What’s the message there, and why didn’t the conglomerates jump all over that? You mean to tell me that it’s ok to use a commercial tool like Britney Spears be used as a sales pitch by selling her sexuality, but a woman in underwear with a bigger bust isn’t acceptable? Please. If using sexuality is the tool here, then bustier women are the ones with real game.

Most of us have tits – real ones. And I’m sorry to say that there’s nothing offensive about me or any woman being born with naturally big boobs. I can’t help that and I don’t think it should be censored on any woman who has them. Accusing plus-size women of showing too much tit is just a really bad way of saying, “Big girls don’t sell.” But oh how they do… if the media actually paid attention to what the majority of men out there are looking for, they wouldn’t hesitate to show busty women. As soon as they get this idiotic and vapid vision of anorexia off their springboards, I’m sure they’ll finally get it.

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