The tv show “The Doctors” recently had lively debate on this episode on how plus size mannequins effect self esteem. The approach they took was whether “overweight” mannequins boost self-esteem or support unhealthy lifestyle choices.
Considering that a “plus size” mannequin is a size 12 or 14, we think that saying a plus size mannequin supports unhealthy lifestyle choices is a joke. Instead showing mannequins that are unrealistically skinny (and tall) is what we think leads young women to adapt unhealthy lifestyle choices to be thin at all costs.
The mannequins featured on the “The Doctors” were dowdy, not voluptuous – reinforcing the myth that sexy does not exist over a size 8