I learnt of this revelation today after a radio station posted about it on Facebook and it appeared on my feed. I have to say that I spent a good while reading about it on google and then sat for around half an hour reading everyone's comments - many vulgar. It has really wound me up.
I think that the 'larger' mannequin is equally as lovely as the 'smaller' sized mannequin and I think it is nice to see how this particular dress sits on both sizes. Albeit, this would be the 'perfect 16' and from one 16 to another - I definitely am not so perfectly formed with my baby belly and slightly larger thighs. However I am not overweight and I was really annoyed about the comments that suggested that just because people are size 16s they must be unhealthy and/or overweight.
I am 5'11 and I checked my BMI - it is well within the healthy range for my height and weight ratio. I eat healthy foods and do exercise (ok in moderation I admit). I also know people who are heavier and shorter than I but are still a only a size 12/14! People really need to adjust their brains and get out of the mindset that larger sizes automatically means FAT, after all, muscle weights more. Remember Gladiators? The ladies weighed around 13+ stone, some of whom were size 16 but didn't have an inch of fat on them.
*I'd also just like to clarify that I am not prejudice towards larger sizes (as one of my comments below may suggest) I realise they are also 'people'. I obviously didn't express that in my unedited post so I apologise if I caused offence by capitalising the word fat.*
The other side of the argument were size 16 ladies being insulting towards the skinnier ladies - saying they aren't real Woman - c'mon now, we are all 'real' - last time I checked. Skinny doesn't always bring body confidence - nor does it spell out eating disorder. Society needs to get over this but sadly it won't happen.
I would love to see all different sized mannequins in our department stores. I do not think that they promote unhealthy lifestyles at all. People are in control of their own mouths.
Am I wrong? How do you feel about this subject? I understand everyone has their own opinions so feel free to be vocal.