Getting real women to try and pose as comic book heroes just looks absurd

Getting real women to try and pose as comic book heroes just looks absurd
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Every day, women are confronted by unrealistic body images of models in advertisements and catalogs and they’re beginning to fight back. Recently, fashion lines and retail stores have made a push to present real-looking women by banning Photoshopped images in their advertising and catalogs.

France has even passed a law banning super-thin models from strutting their lack-of stuff on runways.

“Exposing young people to normative and unrealistic images of bodies leads to a sense of self-depreciation and poor self-esteem that can impact health-related behavior,” said France's Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Marisol Touraine, in a statement reported by French media.

Now, the folks at Buzzfeed are having fun by taking on the super-unrealistic body images found in comic books. They got a group of normally-proportioned women together for a hilarious photo shoot where they emulated poses struck by these strong, sexy, and utterly disproportionate characters.

“I thought it was really interesting doing this as a plus-size woman,” one of the models said. “Because I was very conscious of that fact that my stomach was sticking out in places and the way these women are drawn it’s like she’s just basically like a life-size Barbie and here I was trying to compete.”

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