Plus Size Blogger Nicolette Mason and Size Discrimination within Major Retailers

Posted by on June 17, 2014

 

Plus Size Blogger Nicolette Mason and Size Discrimination within Major Retailers

Blogger Nicolette Mason in a post from her style blog – nicolettemason.com

Plus Size Blogger Nicolette Mason has made a name for herself in the fashion industry as a stylist, author and body positivity activist. She’s a contributing author for Marie Claire Magazine, has worked with Vogue Italia and major fashion houses like Dior and Chanel to name a few. In a recent interview with Huffington Post, Nicolette explains her views on the term “plus size” and how many women are experiencing size discrimination, even within their favorite stores.

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The Brand We Love to Hate: Next Steps and Larger Sizes for Abercrombie & Fitch

Posted by on January 30, 2014

A great Salon article from 2012 about Abercrombie & Fitch, that store we now love to hate, has been circulating around my Facebook newsfeed lately and I immediately knew that it was something I should share with you awesome IGIGI readers.

Essentially, the article is a recap of journalist Terry McCoy’s short-lived career (he lasted about two hours) as an Abercrombie & Fitch model/door greeter, and it was just as ridiculous as you would expect it to be, but still oh-so-entertaining.

Abercrombie & Fitch t-shirt

A terribly clever t-shirt design pulled from Abercrombie’s own Instagram.
Credit: Instagram/@abercrombie

A company that has been accused of racially insensitive hiring practices, fat discrimination, sex scandals, and being chock full of big ‘ol bigots is, quite surprisingly, not the best company in the world to work for.

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The Militant Baker’s Most Recent Project About Fat Discrimination

Posted by on January 21, 2014

There are a lot of stereotypes about plus-size women and about overweight people in general. Jes from the Militant Baker recently ran an absolutely phenomenal photo campaign based on Google search terms about fat people and fat discrimination that everyone needs to look at. Jes wrote a post on her blog about the project, titled “What Autocomplete Will Tell You About Fat Hate And Why It Needs To Stop.”

Jes the Militant Baker

This poster from the project depicts Jes “The Militant Baker” herself, with the Google autocomplete bar over her own mouth.
Credit: The Militant Baker

Essentially, Jes and her contributors took photos of themselves with the well-known Google search bar pasted over their mouths, with autocompleted search terms that people have searched for in regards to fat people. Statements like “fat people are lazy,” “fat people are gross,” and “fat people are annoying” were prominently featured in many of the posters.

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Target Uses Maternity Model for a Plus-Size Dress, Offends Everyone

Posted by on January 13, 2014

Ugh, again Target? WHY?!

For the second time, a big goof on Target’s online website has directly offended the store’s plus-size shoppers.

In April, Target first came under criticism from shoppers via social media for naming a plus-size gray maxi dress “manatee gray,” a title that might not have been overly offensive if its identical regular size dress was not called the more standard “heather gray.” When the poor naming choice was called out by various media outlets and individuals, Target changed the selection on the website from manatee gray to heather gray and tweeted an apology via its official Twitter account. A spokeswoman then later told Today.com that Target was sorry for “any discomfort” and never intended to offend.

Target plus-size gaffe

Screen grab tweeted from Susan Clemens to the official Target Twitter account.
Credit: Twitter/@SuZen

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Things You Should Never Say To Your Plus-Size Friends

Posted by on December 13, 2013

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across an amazing blog post by Ramou Sarr on “Hello Giggles” about things that you should never say to plus-size women. Among these gems were platitudes like “Do you want to cut carbs with me?” and “Have you tried [X workout]?” Ms. Sarr was right on with these and in honor of her sparkling wit, here are a few of my own “rules” based on real-life experiences and conversations.

I Love You Just the Way I Am

This card from Able & Game really speaks to me. Credit: The Things We Say.

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