I commend Dove for using average build women in their recent ads. I can’t believe people are giving them flack about how „they don’t want to see chunky women“. If it weren’t for the super slim models and entertainment stars, the general public’s idea of the ideal woman wouldn’t be so discriminatory toward average women. Our poor daughters these days have such an unrealistic image to have to live up to. The AVERAGE women is not that slim, or if they are slim in childhood, they don’t stay that way in adulthood. Or if they are chunky in childhood they may slim up in adulthood, but during their teen years will have to endure endless persecution by their peers.
It is not fair to our children to be compared to the minority and pressured into being something their body is not naturally inclined to be. For my daughter I only hope that she carries on healthy habits, and not become obsessed with looking like a model.