Glamour Publishes Picture of Average-Sized Woman, Hell Freezes Over

Ladies, if you want to feel good about yourself, don’t read women’s magazines. Nothing makes you feel like a fat tub of lard more than page after glossy page of genetic mutants in desperate need of a cracker or two. But in the September issue of Glamour, there’s actually one page that’s making women breathe a sigh of relief: p. 194. Granted it’s only one page out of a couple hundred produced each and every month, but the picture of the average-sized woman in all her glory is apparently making readers write into Glamour in droves with thanks and gratitude, according to Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive. (Of course, she doesn’t mention all the crazies that must be writing in calling the model a fat tub of lard, but why ruin the celebration — albeit the mini one — of realism.)


  1. Looks like a normal woman who has had a child and feels confident about the way she looks, even eating healthy, working out 5 days a week while being a mother, student, and working can turn you into a super model. I praise this woman for having the confidence to show what a real woman looks like, we all cant be 120 pounds and flawless……also just want to throw this out there no one has the right to judge anyone unless they are perfect and in the end we get judged not for what we look like but for who we are!!! She is beautiful!!!!

  2. She looks wonderful! Realistic in size, and look at her beautiful skin, radiant smile.

    And look at the COMFORTS she has wearing her own skin!!!

  3. i think she looks fine plus it has been my experince that girls with meat on their bones are the best lovers..

  4. About perfect model looking women vs actual women, I belive you women are at fault about society’s direction in respect to looks.

    You women keep buying all the glamour/fashion/designs mags that show all this fabrication when it comes to female looks.

    If women would stop buying all those mags, money would talk, and mags would start dropping those models in favour of real actual women.

    You have the last word, but I am afraid one thing is what women say about this issue, another one what women collectively are willing to do about it.

    Something like gasoline prices, financial downturn and the american driving habits. The larger the SUV, the more gasoline it is burnt and spent, hence, the more expensive it becomes to drive and also the less money there is for other expenses, vital expenses like mortgage and food.

    Albeit , drivers will adamantly keep and purchase new SUV’s and incurr in more expenses, in the face of catastrophy, rather than change course.

    Actual women will keep buying those magazines with thin, slender and near perfect bodies exhibited by late teen and early 20s women. These models are not representative of average women. While opening the mag’s pages and reading/viewing the images, these women complain about the society that supports said publications, only after having contributed financially to the wealth of these same mags they complain about through the purchase of the last copy.

    This is what women want, otherwise, women would not buy these publications.

  5. I’m a size 6/8, and ever since I had my son, my belly looks like that (albeit, with a lot more stretch marks!). I’ve been so self-conscious about it, despite compliments on my body from my husband and the few girls I’ve been with since. I hope more magazines start publishing pictures like this one. It’s about time our society’s women and girls see what regular, average-size women look like.

  6. I think the problem is we use words like ‘average’ and mean them in a not-pretty way. When you tell a girl she is average, you arent saying anything bad, persay but it is taken bad. No one wants to be ‘average’! And then we use ‘skinny’ and ‘thin’ as the same thing. Looking at dictionary.com, the actual definitons provided are not the same or close. Skinny is very thin. We put too much ephasis on the words we use rather than do you look good. And scales should be distroyed. A good BMI is better than what a scale says.

  7. I think women are tasking a revenge at men with the issue of penis size.

    Everytime there is an op, women say that size matters. It seems they say this with pleasure and with scorn.
    I do think it is their little revenge, because according to the statistics, there are no large qualtities of large men in the world, most men are average, which leads me to believe most women that so adamantly calim that size matters have never been with a large sized guy, perhaps seen porn stuff since early teen age, but certainly imposible for a woman to have been all the time with large men ( unless callously screening men, and dumping off good people in favour of penis size .)
    I love women , specially normal natural women, not the fabricated versions we see in fashion mags, but reading some of the posts in this thread brings to my mind the same issue all the way around, when women stick the needle with their comments about penis size…..why is it so difficult for women to transfer all the feelings and concepts in this particular issue to the other? Is it that women have to be accepted as they are, while men that are not build like long dong silver should be refered to as sorry outcasts?

  8. To the “naturally thin” girls,

    What you are seeming not to understand is that for YEARS, our society has embraced perfection, to the point that women have horrible self esteem issues trying to be SMALLER and THINNER and work out to exhaustion and starve themselves too be “noticed” by the world we live in.

    You know this. No one is saying you are less “real” if you are not a size 12, but by default your perfect genes have made you socially acceptable whereas us larger gals have struggled to be accepted by anyone.

    I’m not talking obese, I’m 5’8′ muscular and weigh about 185. No doctor ever has told me to drop a few, and I am extremely self conscious about my hips, but its genetics. There isn’t much I can do. I am fit and healthy and tend to gain weight in my hips. It’s torture to “burn it off”, and I’m sick of killing myself to try to get down to a size 10!
    This isn’t to start a war between the thin and average, its to prove that average is acceptable and beautiful too!
    -medium build and beautiful 🙂

  9. What got me most is the roll in her belly. That doesn’t really look like a fat roll to me but rather loose skin with some fat from a previous pregnancy perhaps. I have the same thing and I’m only a size 3. I hate it on me but when I saw her picture I really admired her for it. Kudos!

  10. I agree with Maggie, I’m 5’5″ and a size 2, naturally. I do not diet, I get lots of exercise from work, and riding my bike, walking the dog, etc. I am ‘real.’ I had never starved myself to ‘fit-in’ this is my natural body type.

    I really do appreciate bigger sized women (not obese, that’s a different story) but I get so irritated that they are considered a real woman since they are fat. I’m as real as any other woman. I hate the stares from bigger women because I am naturally thin.

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