Absolutely not. I'd much rather the media perpetuated beautiful women in good physical shape than fat women. It gives people something to work towards, just like men when who end up going to the gym because of the absolutely shredded guys on underwear boxes and so on.
(Original post by Simplicity)
I was wondering what your views are on modelling industry. Do you think they damage society?
People have argued images like this have caused eating disorders. Recently in an article of the sun it was saying how 60% of women are insecure about there bodies. However, personally I think having fatter models wouldn't help.
This will make a girl insecure as well. Most people don't look that attractive with fat. They have perfect fat distribution and have probably been photo-shopped. But, how is this going to make a girl less insecure by seeing images like this. Most fat girls don't look like this.
I was wondering do you think beauty should be banned? As then it would make people less insecure. Personally, I think people will shove more perfection into our eyes as it has been shown that beautiful people make you look at them more and it makes you more emotional. Surely if you want to sell something you need someone who is beautiful, any sort of imperfection is bad.
It's not even girls that suffer this. There a website called PuaHate and it's full of insecure guys as they look average and not like male models.
P.S. I've read that people are getting more fatter. Which, is strange as people are arguing that thin models makes girls become anorexic or thin. Yet the weight in women in the UK has shifted up.
Whilst I do feel that the supermodel/catwalk industry needs to work on reducing the occurrence rates of anorexia and bulimia, I feel it is important to keep it in peoples mind that it's neither healthy nor attractive to be fat. Having fat models would suggest to people that "being fat is perfectly fine" when it just isn't; it's not healthy and it looks bad.
Last edited by Astronomical; 09-07-2012 at 20:01.