I am busy trying to get work articles written around my jury duty so my blog seems to be coming in last in the things I want to get done. I spent a good deal of Sunday stockpiling and scheduling posts for this week but now I need to think ahead. Unfortunately, I am instead obsessing on ABC and Fox refusing to air a commercial for Lane Bryant.
I use to shop at Lane Bryant a lot. It was one of the few stores that carried styles I liked in sizes that fit me. I could, on occasion, find a bra at Victoria’s Secrets that fit but I am a bit picky about my bras so I like being able to try them on. Either I was a very common size or VS didn’t carry my size in their stores. I could, though, order from their web site or catalog.
This problem was not an issue with Lane Bryant. On top of that, they had a selection of bras in my size. I liked that. I knew that I was a bit overweight but I liked to feel sexy and look nice.
Now, I am annoyed. Both ABC and Fox refused to air the commercial above. I have seen worse commercials for erectile dysfunction – truly do we have to hear that there is a possibility of a four hour erection?, for Victoria’s Secrets and for their fashion show – oh, wait! CBS didn’t refuse to air the ad, for many other drugs.
I do not understand what is wrong with the commercial. Is it offensive to think that larger women want to wear nice undergarments, lingerie? Is it offensive to think that larger women have lunch with men? Is it offensive to think that larger women might go to said lunch with nothing but a shirt dress on? Is it offensive to think that larger women might go to said lunch with sexy lingerie on under a trench with stiletto heels? NOT TO ME!!
Women of all sizes – large, medium, small – deserve to have the lives they want to lead. Women of all sizes deserve to be happy with their body. Women of all sizes deserve to be able to see advertisements for clothing and lingerie that fit them while watching television.
On the other hand, I would like to call your attention to a new web site I discovered today. The mission of Operation Beautiful “is to post anonymous notes in public places for other women to find. The point is that WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL. You are enough… just the way you are!” Please go over and visit!