April Poll Results on Body Image Activists and Petites (and Giveaway Recepient)

Last month, we asked our readers: Do you think anti-size zero activists understand that zero can be a “real” size for petites?  The results were definitely not surprising:

While 31% of you believed that body image activists only had issues with tall, size zero models, 23% of you believed that they don’t quite understand the issue of vanity sizing (i.e. size zero was “created” to make people feel better about themselves since they’re wearing a smaller size). About 19% of you aren’t exactly sure whether body image activists truly get it, since height is rarely discussed/acknowledged and just over 15% of you, for some reason, don’t believe that size zero can be a healthy size at all.  Just under 12% chose “other.”

Do you think these results are accurate?  I would also love to hear from that 15% who don’t seem to believe that size zero is a “real”/”healthy” size.  I assume that by visiting this site, you’re a regular reader here and in other petite blogs.  Or,  do you mean a “real” (as in non-vanity sized) zero?  If it is the latter, then it isn’t even a size, as the measurements would probably have to be like 26 bust, 18 waist and 24 hips!

By the way: Congrats to Kat P, who will be receiving the Smashbox Decades of Style palette from our Half Decade Blogiversary Givewaway!

About CynthiaC


Cynthia Cheng Mintz, founder of Shorty Stories, also runs the online-only lifestyle magazine, DelectablyChic!

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