This morning whilst reading the morning paper, I was greeted with this picture of this woman splashed over the cover of one of the inclusive magazines that comes with the paper. It was accompanied by “DO YOU THINK SHE’S FAT?” I was interested so flipped to the story. This woman represents the “average” Aussie woman. She is 70kg and is an Australian size 12-14. What has happened is they took this image of her to the streets and asked people if they thought she was overweight.
Some of the comments I read were so hurtful;
One girl said “I don’t know how someone could be comfortable looking like that.”
I don’t look like that, so what would that girl say to me?
I decided to like the magazine’s facebook page and comment on the photo with my own view, it’s long but I was so angered by the whole thing.
What you see here is my response to the story.
You can also read the article here