Contradictory Propaganda: Beauty Has No Size



Na ihr Divas, 

wie geht's euch? Hoffentlich gut. Ich versuche heute den Blog auf Englisch und Deutsch zu bearbeiten...Mal sehen wie das läuft...vielleicht mach ich so weiter.
Ich habe ein paar von diesen "Beauty Has No Size" Schönheitsaktionen gesehen. Ich habe normalerweise kein Problem damit und solche Aktionen freuen mich tatsächlich. Das macht selbstbewusst, wenn ich ehrlich sein darf. Ich weiß, dass ich dick bin. Seit ewig, hatte ich Gewichtsschwankungen.  Momentan, mache ich Diät und ein bisschen Sport so dass ich abnehmen kann. Versteh mich nicht falsch, ich möchte auch nicht dünn sein aber ich fühle mich bei meiner aktuellen Größe/meinem aktuellen Gewicht nicht wohl. Heißt das, dass ich mich schämen soll? Nein! Das brauch ich nicht. Manchmal ist es einfach und manchmal nicht. An manchen Tage, stehe ich auf, und denke: Madel, du bist echt spitze! Dann singe ich das Lied von Nicki Minaj & Beyonce "Feeling Myself" sehr gerneAn anderen Tagen, stehe ich auch und denke: Ach du Scheiße, ich kann es heute halt nicht...

Wie auch immer, bringe ich das zurück zur Sache. Ich sehe diese Mainstream Werbungen heutzutage immer mehr, und ich merke die folgenden: die meisten Frauen, wenn nicht sogar alle die Frauen, auf den Werbung sind nicht größer als 42 oder 44. Wann ich endlich eine richtige Konfektionsgröße auf dem Bild merke, anstatt von einer "in-betweenie", diese plus size Frau wurde immer hinter den "in-betweenies" versteckt! Man kann den ganzen Körper nicht richtig sehen....

Ich habe ein Problem damit. Ich habe ein sehr GROßES Problem damit!! Dies bedeutet im Grunde, dass Beauty keine Größe hat, es sei denn, man ist dicker als eine "in-betweenie"? In diesem Fall, hat Beauty eigentlich eine Größe? Oder vielleicht soll ich es anders verstehen: dass Beauty keine Größe hat, es sei denn meine Kurven sind für das Auge angenehm?? Oder vielleicht soll ich es so verstehen: Beauty hat keine Größe aber die Gesellschaft möchte eigentlich keine dicken Frauen sehen? Es kommt so rüber und ehrlich gesagt, habe ich die Nase voll von diesen Werbungen mit diesen Frauen, die GAR NICHTS wie ich oder den Rest der Plus Size Gemeinde aussehen...aber diese Frauen werden als die ganze Plus Size Gemeinde dargestellt...hm.

Was haltet ihr davon? Bitte erzählt.




Hey divas, 


how you guys doing? Hopefully good. I'm trying something different where I'm writing in German & English. Let's see how this post goes and I might continue this in the future. I've been seeing this "Beauty Has No Size" propoganda. Normally, I have no problem with these things and love to see them. They make me feel better about myself. I know I'm fat. I've had weight fluctuations all of my life. All of it. Right now I am making an effort to go down in size. I still want to have curves but I'm definitely not comfortable at my current size/weight. Does that mean I should be ashamed of myself? No! I don't need to be. Some days are admittedly easier than others. Some days I wake up singing I'm feeling myself, I'm feeling myself, I'm feeling my-feeling my-feeling myself... and some days I wake up thinking OMG I can't even do this today...

Anyway, getting back to the point. I see this mainstream propaganda more and more lately and I've started noticing something: most, if not all, of the women are no bigger than a size 12 or 14!! On the rare occasion they do have an actual plus size in the advertisement (as opposed to an "in-betweenie"), they have her tucked behind in-betweenies to where you can't see her whole body. 

I have a problem with that. I have a big problem with that. So basically, you're telling me "Beauty has no size"....unless you are bigger than an in-betweenie? In that case, beauty has a size? Or maybe you're telling me that "Beauty has no size"...unless you have all your curves in the right places? Or maybe the message is, "Beauty has no size", but you [fat women] are not really what people want to see. I'm getting really tired of seeing these women who look NOTHING like me and don't even RESEMBLE the plus size community, representing this plus size community.

How do you feel about it? Sound off below.

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11 comments :

  1. First off, I am happy that you are writing in both German and English...now I can go off of more than just the titles and few occasional English words when I view your blog on my phone lol
    Secondly, even though I am not considered plus-sized, I completely agree with you! For example, I clicked on the gywnnie bee advertisement on a blog and was so surprised to find out that the clothes were meant for plus-sized women. It says that the clothes range from like 10-30, but all of their models must be like a 9 1/2 because they are just look typical or as you called it in-between. I've never referred to someone as plus size and I hate that me and some of my friends have to go on opposite sides of the stores to find clothes. I am glad that you have decided to focus on your health; now you'll be as gorgeous on the inside as you are on the outside =) hope that you are doing well and maybe we can share some healthy recipes one day!

    Bree
    Quirky, Brown Love

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    1. Hey Bree! Thanks for the support. I just feel torn because while I have a plus size blog I don't wanna ruin the integrity of it in my quest of trying to be healthier and reach a size that I'm more comfortable with. I hope to share recipes with you too!! This German part is probably riddled with errors I gotta regroup and do better lol.

      Thanks for the support!

      Xoxo,


      La Deutsche Diva

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  2. I've always thought plus sized or full bodied was a lot better than the word fat.
    But I get y you are upset. A few shops here actually have plus size dept and they really are plus size. Sure they don't get a lot of choices but its a start oder?
    I may not be plus size but I ain't no spring chicken either and worry when jackets don't fit me. I look in the mirror and I love my shape. Sure it would be cool to wear crop tops and show off belly but I guess age does that to you!
    I guess its still all about making people happy rather than stick with what you believe in. A few complain there aren't any bigger models and instead of knocking us out with a whole bunch of plus sized, they just do a sneeky peak so as to make everyone happy.

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    1. It's just oppressive all around no matter which industry you fall under. You're never slender enough, Curved in the right places enough, or just plain conventionally pretty enough. Just never enough.

      Xoxo,


      La Deutsche Diva

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  3. Thanks for doing it in English and German. Sometimes the German Translated to English is too literal which makes it a little harder to read.

    Now, on the topic about Plus models. I understand your point of view on the socially acceptable bigger beauties. Mainstream always seems to cater to the socially approved fat, which is the gorgeous face, slim arms, slim legs and wide waist plus size models, which are typically around size 12-14. Every time i see an article on a plus size model, 50% of the comments are coming from skinny girls or men who say the girl is overweight and unhealthy. I think this is a big reason why they dont want to post pictures or promote bigger girls.

    I do believe beauty is in all sizes, shapes and forms. Which is why i am happy to see any girl who isnt stick and bones in any tv/movie/ad. Times are changing and hopefully in the future we will see more and not just the same ol smaller perfectly proportioned bodies.

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    1. I've typed two responses and they've essentiay gotten eaten by the internets. I agree.

      Xoxo,


      La Deutsche Diva

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  4. Thanks for writing in English too, it's great for lazy days lol!

    In other more important news, I think it's good that you're wanting to look after your healthy. Yes your blog is a "plus-sized one," but don't let that be your identity or let it stop you from taking the right steps. Aesthetics honestly mean nothing, but your health is your most valuable asset so yeah, it is priority.

    And about the shops, I really don't understand the pretence either. No one will sue you if you say you just want average sized models and shoppers, but why say plus-sized and then show something else? I'm like bro, why lie tho?! Unfortunately, I think the prevailing fashions norms at the moment is what drives this trend...hoping we'll get to the stage where every kind of beauty is appreciated and not one type is cast as THE ONE to be desired!

    Have a lovely week in Europe Olanna.
    Gros bisous!

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    1. Thanks for your response Clara! We'll talk ;)

      Xoxo,


      La Deutsche Diva

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  5. Its actually very important now to start reading between the lines and thinking with good sense about what the media is really telling us and once people are awake to the bs, changes will start happening. I was also thinking about this topic when they show real women in media but am a skinny girl and apparently am not real either. it sad that they tell people what they should look like on a day to day basis but this post helps to highlight that they have their own audience in mind, when they advertise. Am learning to spend time and money in the right places. great post xx

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  6. I totally agree with your post - i don't see why people fall for it and to make it worse, women follow this trend and try to fit into this idea and its one of the reason a lot of women think of themselves as average rather than beautiful

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    1. Hi Hannah,

      thank you so much for commenting. I have another post where I'm about to put the Industry on blast again. I won't drop names because I'm too small to be getting black listed but I definitely will drop some blind items.


      xoxo,


      La Deutsche Diva

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