If you look to the television, plus size and its lack of acceptance or lifestyle is being paraded, parodied, and fashioned all over the television. However, one is left to question its effect and affect on our perceptions within society. Does this liberate of objectify us? Are we finally recognized for our frustrations and outcries or have we become a trend that is suddenly sensationalized throughout entertainment?
From dance shows, reality dating, to now, a drama about a skinny woman waking up plus size, we are finally establishing a greater role within mainstream television, but what message does these shows send? Do they help or hurt our frustrations?
I think that these shows do a little of both. While the recent waves of plus size on television, one would be elated that finally the world gets to see that we are human, real people and we have feelings, but on the other hand, the venue or medium in which the message gets sent out could only fuel those who are ignorant or insensitive for their cause.
What is a plus size woman to do?
Do we support although the method in which they showcase and highlight our curves, or do we blindly support the shows because they exist?
Do we allow the message from the dance show that we all want to lose weight?
Do we support the message that all us voluptuous women want an equally husky man?
Or do we encourage the shows that give a woman the chance to walk a mile in our shoes?
These are all questions I have asked myself, only to come to the conclusion that whichever cause, frustration, or message that you closely identify with, SUPPORT your Curvy Sisters!!
While these shows may not speak to your specific concerns and cares, if the networks see that there is money behind them, then the shows that we ideally would like to see- plus size women strutting their curves, confidentially, fashionably, living amongst straight sized women, not intimidated by the societal woes or concerns may actually exist!
These type of shows are in the making- only put on hold to see if the successes of our current shows actually pick up steam!
I would love to hear your thoughts and concerns, as I realize that my feelings about this are not just mines.
What are your thoughts about the plus size shows on television right now?
Keep it Curvy.Confident.Chic.
I am the Editor in Chic of The Curvy Fashionista. Often goofy. Forever emo. Always a Virgo. You can find me somewhere grooving to 90s R&B.