Glamour Magazine Body Size Stereotypes Survey: What the Glamour Magazine poll shows about the assumptions women hold
Heavy women are pegged as:
“lazy” 11 times as often as thin women; “sloppy” nine times; “undisciplined” seven times; “slow” six times as often.
While thin women are seen as:
“conceited” or “superficial” about eight times as often as heavy women; “vain” or “self-centered” four times as often; and “bitchy,” “mean,” or “controlling” more than twice as often.
Even the “good” labels are unfair.
The article I got this information from makes a really good point. People are far too eager to place people in a box strictly on the shape of their body, and it’s not okay. If I had more time, I would delve into why and my own opinions but I gotta scoot so I shall leave you with this quote:
“Women who are too sexual aren’t taken seriously, and women who aren’t sexual enough aren’t taken seriously. Women who are conventionally attractive get valued solely for their sexual appeal; women who aren’t conventionally attractive get dismissed for their lack of it. Women who are conventionally attractive are assumed to be dumb bimbos; women who aren’t conventionally attractive are assumed to be either bitter or desperate. Women who are conventionally attractive get trivialized; women who aren’t conventionally attractive get treated with pity and contempt. We can’t win.”