How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.
Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.
So here’s how to use it:
1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:
“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”
2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.
3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.
4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.
5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!
Um, yes. I will be doing this.
Still waiting for that drive thru liquor store.
Carson Daly looks soulless.
Tumblr’s all “change your password, bitches!” but they never bothered to program this option in the app.
What would you do if you suspected your boyfriend was taking change from your purse? Never more than a couple of bucks, but he never tells you about it.
"I love women," is not a get out of jail free card. Thicke pulled the same bullshit when he was accused of degrading women in "Blurred Lines": "When we made the song, we had nothing but the most respect for women," he said. How nice of you to say so, Mr. Thicke. Alas, your work shows the opposite to be true. I am fairly certain many of the men who buy sex and consume porn also think they do it because they really, really, love women. NOPE. You love women like I love wine — as something I consume selfishly for my personal benefit and as a product.
Meghan Murphy (No, “female-appreciation” is not the same thing as feminism)
Full article here
Women are not a product.
It’s like the old, tired, “sex sells” cliche, which is used to justify misogyny. It isn’t sex they’re selling, or the men would be just as sexualized. They are selling misogyny.
Hey, folks, I need your help.
I’m developing serious new symptoms, and I’m becoming less and less functional.
I have only three weeks until finals, and I’m working on my internship, so I don’t have time for this nonsense!
I stopped into the school clinic today, and they pretty much just rolled their eyes and told me to go to the hospital. I can’t afford to add to my stack of unpaid ER bills, and we all know the high quality of care I’d receive there…
Basically, I need to see my regular doctor.
I haven’t gone in nearly a year, because I am uninsured, and I can’t afford it.
It’s a $75 payment up front (not including labs), and right now rent is due on Tuesday, and I’ve received 48-hour shut off notices for our power, gas, and phone. So I cannot even afford to pay my basic necessity bills, let alone “splurge” on a doctor’s visit.
D is working a lot of odd jobs and tattooing to earn money on the side, but our little shop has taken a big dip in regular sales, so it’s just not enough to cover all our bases.
If you can help, there’s a donate button on the bottom right side of this blog, or you can visit my lovely little store here:
Please signal boost. I’m sick, I’m scared, I don’t know what to do…
Captain America and Winter Soldier/Bucky cosplay.
Captain America by Alexandra a.k.a. Daisy, Winter Soldier/Bucky by Evgenia a.k.a. mercury. (A-Twins a.k.a. близняхи)
Photo by awesome Jiyouh: http://jiyouh.tumblr.com/
Assistant - Vasya Vzdroihev: http://vasyavzdroihev.tumblr.com/
This is an absolutely beautiful display of cosplay on the part of all parties involved but I just have to say GET THAT POOR WOMAN OUT OF THAT TREE SHE IS IN HEELS ON A WET BRANCH AND I FEAR FOR HER ADORABLE LIFE
THIS is the movie I want to see!