If there ever was a store that liked stirring up controversy and pushing the envelope it would be American Apparel. Their latest little stunt was upfront
i’ve been following dailyhiit for a little while now. a bit of mindless reading, i guess, nothing too informative or well written. one of the recent articles i’ve linked through to was about the pubic hair window by american apparel which i think is absolutely hilarious.
while not entirely tasteful, it is funny and ‘real’. we all have it whether we get rid of it or not. completely natural. what i found interesting was the debate below. the comments. some people felt it was too much others felt that if american apparel were going to be ‘real’ with the hair, why are they not ‘real’ with the mannequins?
the comment that got me the most:
“if it is meant to be realistic, why no armpit hair peaking out? why not stomachs and cellulite? those are not what REAL women looking like. those are what giant barbies look like with pubic hair glued to them. just a marketing stunt. nothing more.”
ok - so the part that got me. REAL WOMEN!!!!!!!!
i responded with my opinion to the effect of:
“stop with this REAL women bullshit.
i am a REAL 5ft4 woman, with no cellulite, no stretchmarks, no stomach…
i dont whinge about mannequins because they are ‘too tall’…get a grip…”
ok, yeah it may have come out a little wrong but it’s the truth. i do not have those traits, (thank you mum) and i was in no way ‘rubbing’ it in (they’re allowed to be proud of their curves, why can I not be proud of my body btw?).
to which i got called a narcissist. not really offended because i know i am not, i work hard to be me along with kind genetics but WHO ARE THESE INSECURE WOMEN to call others such as myself anything other than real!? the last time i checked, i have a vagina therefore yep, you guessed it, a REAL WOMAN!
so my response:
"not at all what i am, a narcissist is someone in love with their image, i too have flaws. I’m simply stating that just because i do not have some of those traits that make a ‘real woman’, does not make me less of a woman. I’m getting at the point that real women…there is no such thing…we come is all shapes and sizes…a real woman should not be defined as curvy/thin, having a pooch/no pooch etc…"
absolutely disgusted that women think it is ok to shame other women…have some respect…