I sympathize with you gals when it comes to clothes. I used to work in a department store, and women’s sizing both frightens and confuses me. I’ll cop to my male privilege for only having four sizes to worry about. That’s just my cross to bear.
But when you attack a store like Asos for offering clothes for skinny people, it’s like you’re begging for fat jokes.
Asos has come under fire for stocking “dangerous and irresponsible” size 2 clothing with a 22-inch waist – the same as a six-year-old child.
Clothes in the 600-item range include a pair of denim shorts, maternity wear and an a-line red dress.
However, the company says it is purely catering for more petite women – adding that “cultural, physical and individual differences are to be celebrated”.
Kind of goes in line with that whole “diversity” schtick the left was going for. And “all sizes are beautiful” thing. Remember?
While the average woman in the UK is a size 16 with a 34in waist, if a 5ft woman has a 22in waist they would be considered as having a healthy slim BMI.
Yet people have slammed the brand and some are even calling to boycott them altogether over fears that stocking smaller sizes could push people to feel they unnecessarily need to lose weight.
The “Fat Justice” faction of leftists is always my favorite (see Fat Pride Propagandist Says ‘F*ck Your Beauty Standards.’ She Has No Standards. and UNDERSTANDING “BODY-PRIDE”: Celebrate Fat But… Demonize Fit?!). It’s the ultimate in progressivism. You don’t want to feel bad about your poor choices. Which in this case means too many donuts while bitching for time.
Here, it’s wrong for the store to even sell the clothes. Selling clothes for girls who are more petite may make the ones who aren’t feel bad. Not bad enough to change their lifestyle choices. But bad enough to call for a boycott.
Maybe it’s a cultural thing. I see twerps in their size 31 waist jeans and they never make me feel bad. If anything, I feel bad for them. They don’t get to enjoy cheeseburgers and beer as much as I do.