Cynthia Leive, Editor-in-Chief
The Condé Nast Publications Inc.
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New York, NY 10036
archive of winners 17: Glamour wants us all to STOP body-shaming
Questions to Consider:
- What does this say about how the media portrays women?
- How do women portray other women?
What We Think:
Glamour’s June 2012 issue talks about how women, both thin and heavy, are negatively stereotyped in our society. They asked more than 1,800 women between the ages of 18 and 40 to imagine a thin and heavy woman and come up with words that they believed described characteristics for each woman. What the Glamour editors found was that thin women were stereotyped as vain and self-centered, while heavier women were described as sloppy and undisciplined. Glamour does a great job here of discussing how fat and thin women are negatively stereotyped and shows their readers that weight does not define who these women are. At the end of the article, Glamour writes “Hit pause the next time you find yourself sizing someone up. Every time you stop weight-judging in its tracks, you help the world see women for who they really are.” Bravo! This is so important for young girls and women everywhere to learn. No matter what body type someone has, body-shaming and -judging is not acceptable. Every(body) should be accepted for who they are not what they look like. — Stacey Jean Speer and Nickole Mariona
Where we saw it: June 2012 Issue, Glamour magazine