My Way News – Hewitt Strikes Back Over Bikini Shots
“A size 2 is not fat! Nor will it ever be,” Hewitt responded in a post Thursday.
And thank you Jennifer Love Hewitt for bringing this very important issue to our attention, but I beg to differ. A size 2 is enormous compared to what it was ten years ago. Hewitt has Marilyn Monroe curves in this picture, and we all know Marilyn wasn’t a size 2! (Miss Monroe stats: Dress size-12. Pant size-9.)
Before I go on I should warn that I have no intention of being politically correct where this issue is concerned. Me – the skinny chick, I’m the one being discriminated against. If you are overweight and offended by what I say, tough. Shed about 25-plus pounds, try to find a size 0, and then call me.
But on with my tirade.
I can still get into a pair of pants I wore in high school. While not fashionable, they are a size 5 and they fit. But when I try on today’s version of a size 5 it’s the equivalent of a size 7 of ten years ago. And I can easily slide them off without even having to undo the button or unzip the fly.
And why is this happening? Because the garment district is making the sizes larger than they used to be to accommodate America’s growing obsession with pounding the food instead of the pavement.
If you think I’m just whining, which I am, take a stroll through the petite section of your nearest department store. It will be those two racks of cardigans and stretch pants next to “Formal Wear”. Then walk through the “Womens (aka, over-weight chick) Section”. It will be those 25 racks that take up one-third of the store (along with an expansive section in “Undergarments”…don’t get me started) full of fashionable and trendy clothes.
It’s a conspiracy against women with high metabolisms. And all so the starlets in Hollywood can be spared the trauma of saying, “I’m a size 8”.
If you’re a size 2 by today’s standards you aren’t fat, you’re just really a size 5 or 6. Or in Hewitt’s case, a size 8 or 9. Honestly, if we’d just stop redefining things in an effort to accommodate our vices and justify having any shape, we might have some continuity around here.
Look at Ms. Hewitt and tell me she’s a size 2. There is no way. Well, I mean, there is a way with the new and improved sizing system, but that’s my point. I’m not knocking the girl for having curves. More power to her. Like my husband says, “Who wants to hug a lawn chair?” But let’s get with reality, shall we?
Thanks to the new sizes, I am now apparently a size 0. When I was in school, granted it was public school, but when I was in school I learned that a zero was just that…a zero. How can someone be a size 0? Taken to its logical conclusion, it doesn’t exist. Aren’t there still laws against causing someone outside of the womb to cease to exist?
I used to say I was a perfect size 5, because I was. Now I can’t buy clothes off the rack because apparently I don’t exist. And if I were to be a size 5 by today’s standards, with my short stature, I’d be buying my clothes in that larger section in the back of the store. And then I wouldn’t have any problems buying clothes. Hey wait, I think I’m on to something…pass me the marshmallow cream.
A friend of mine who sported about 25 unwanted pounds once said to me while we were shopping, “I’m going to hate clothes shopping with you and your tiny little figure. You’ll look cute in anything.”
My reply, “Just wait.”
As we walked out of the mall several frustrating hours later, she with several bags, me with one (shoes), she said, “I take it back. It would suck to be you.”
So you see, the farce of pretending to embrace “curvy women” while denying their true size, combined with the clothing industry’s unabashed size-rigging is actually deceiving overweight women into believing they are smaller than they really are…and allowing them to dress fashionably doing so.
Is Hewitt overweight? Not by a long shot. But to have her be a spokeswoman for the true size 2’s (and size 5’s) of this world is a bit much. Thanks Jen, but it’s a little hard to take you seriously when you try to champion for something you’re not.