“…I took a picture to show the difference between a men’s XL and a woman’s. Here lies a problem I see so frequently it’s upsetting. How are both of these shirts an XL? What message are clothing companies saying to our women? Sometimes it feels like they are saying, “It’s ok for men to be a certain size but, not you.” Women are often forced to be in a certain size bracket or it’s too bad so sad.”
- Sarah Robles, USA weightlifting Olympian
I talk about this all the fucking time, how come the sizing between men and womens clothes is SO DIFFERENT? My boyfriend is a tall and chunky dude and generally wears an xl, and even though I’m built smaller than him I sometimes have to wear a womens 3xl. WHAT?
Food for thought, ya’ll.
i am really sick of seeing vintage ads or comparisons of past and present ideals of beauty as a way to argue that the present standard ideal of skinny being beautiful is wrong. who the fuck cares what the standard ideal of beauty is, and for that, why should we be dwelling on what used to be considered beautiful? as far as i’m concerned, claiming that being “skinny” is not beautiful and that being “well rounded” or “fat” is, is the same thing as saying that being fat is unattractive and that only skinny is beautiful. fuck all of this. why do we have to care how big or small a person is and who is to say which is right or wrong? neither is wrong. healthy is right, whether that is being big or small. it varies from person to person. to think that there is one standard size that is right is incredibly stupid.