It’s a difficult idea to grasp. But, just forget the magazine's porn factor for a moment and consider this.
Compared to most magazines, Playboy represents a ‘healthier’ depiction of the female physique.
The Huffington Post recently ran a story where they took the notion seriously and analysed the (predominantly male-read) latest publication which features a voluptuous Jenny McCarthy shot – for the seventh time - on the cover.
Sure, there’s been some airbrushing. But, instead of promoting the popular anorexic look, Playboy’s kept her (and many of their pin-ups) appearance realistic.
Moreover - just looking at popular women’s bibles such as Vogue, Cosmo and so on - all that I see are skinny models. Which doesn’t do much for our already thwarted self-esteem.
Why can’t the publications that are targeting us (women) take a cue from Playboy in this regard?
Wouldn’t you want to see more shapes like Jenny’s in your favourite glossy? Share your thoughts... enlighten me... in the box below.
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By: Meagan Karstens