(Thanks to Mopie at Big Fat Deal for drawing my attention to the following and providing the links.)
Have you seen the ads for New Dove Firming (a cellulite cream)? They feature real women with ordinary (i.e. not size 0), beautiful bodies? Apparently many vocal men are not only unimpressed by them, but seem to think there's something wrong with natural bodies on billboards. I couldn't possibly comment on these editorials better than Wendy at Poundyblog, who writes in part:
...[T]hese editorials say stuff like "ads should be about the beautiful people" (see the second segment), and "if I want to see plump gals baring too much skin, I'll go to Taste of Chicago," as if it were all just a matter of venue--because, what, it's of great masturbatory importance to see chubby chicks in one place and not another? Like are there secret freaky Old Testament-style Jerk-Off Laws that prohibit getting off on "real women" when they're served up on the same platter used for taut model fantasy fucktoys? I know these guys are talking out of their asses, but there's a whiff of righteous outrage coming out of there, too, and it's creepy.
The rest of her article is just as great. %*^&-ing model-loving men...