Catwhiskers asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

"real women" in the media....?

Why am i constantly reading about and seeing advertised all sorts of clothes, underwear and modelling jobs for "real women" (ie: size 16+)?

Are the slimmer women not real? Are they plastic? holograms? men...?


Im getting the idea but wouldnt it be better if they just said "average"?

13 Answers

  • Lyn
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    The media is responding to the backlash of having glamorized "heroin chic" and are now unfortunately overcompensating. And ad companies have "discovered" a whole new market segment - people who buy things that actually fit them!

    Edit: I say unfortunately because you're right, there are women who are naturally a smaller size and are still very "real". And to call someone average is decidedly UNflattering! Everyone wants to feel special!

  • barbe
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • the average size of an American woman is a size 14. Most sample and model sizes are 0-2. The media has perpetuated this image of a skinny woman as the norm, and average size women are pushing back, and claiming the word "real" to make their point.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Holograms- Thats exactly what they are! :)

    Lol- The reality is that TV, movies and the media always show beautiful woman as being tall and thin AS IF the majority of the women looked like that!

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average U.S. woman is 5' 3.7 tall and weighs 163 pounds (69 kilograms). The average American woman's weight has increased 11 pounds in the last 10 years.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    this is a great question, its becaause the media are obsessed with the size zero at the moment, god i did laugh at the louise redknapp farce on t.v last week, oh how shocking that she attempted to get down to a size zero, particularly as she was only 7 stone to begin with, all women are real women regardless of the size,(i have to eliminate vanessa feltz from that last statement, just because she irritates the t**ts off me lol)

  • 1 decade ago

    Real - in terms of they don't feel the need to diet, or fit into or conform to what magazines/TV think they should. Rather they look like the majority of women not in the media.

  • 1 decade ago

    Does that make me nearly real ? Am a size 12\14!!

  • 1 decade ago

    what they are trying to say that a fare proportion of women in the country are over a size 14

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    there not to fat or to skinny there just nice plus thats the average weight that women are now days

  • 1 decade ago

    I think they use the term 'real' to describe what the majority of the population is like.

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