Sunday, 14 August 2016

Why Do They Want Plus Size Shopping To Be More Difficult? #KeepThePlus

When you think about it, the internet is a pretty magical thing isn't it? There's so much that you can see and do online, it really is quite fantastic. Perhaps one of the best things about the World Wide Web are search engines... I know that this seems quite a claim but it really does make sense.

Whether you're using Google or searching for something on social media; search engines are brilliant. With a few taps on a keyboard and the click of a mouse you can find pretty much anything you need. Gone are the days of guessing how much flour a cake needs or how to wire a plug socket, we literally have everything we need online - and we can find it so easily.

It really makes no sense to me why anyone would want to make these searches more difficult than they need to? Want to find a pair of blue sparkly shoes? GOOGLE! Need a new top to go with your pink leggings? GOOGLE! Names, labels and search engines mean that anything I want to buy can be found within a few minutes.

Dropping The Plus

Now we have people not using certain terms wanting to take them away. I can understand if you don't use something you can't understand how important it is - but why you would want to take away something so useful from people who need it, I really don't understand.

If I want to buy a red dress there is zero point me Googling "red dress" because nearly all of these retailers won't have been wise enough to stock my size. Yes I can browse through hundreds of red dresses in the hope of finding one, but why would I want my life to be more difficult than needed? Thanks to the term I can search for 'plus size red dress' and know I have a much higher chance of being successful. If you don't need to use the search term that's fine, but I don't understand why you would want to take away that accessibility to people who need it?


There is nothing wrong with the term plus size and taking it away only makes it something to be ashamed of. I honestly can not see what we have to gain by taking away the term. Will people stop being fat because clothes aren't labelled as plus size? Of course not. Will brands start stocking clothes in ALL SIZES because they know people can't seek out plus size specifically? Absolutely not.

As a plus size person I want to be able to find the things I need online and I don't see why people would ever want this taken away.

I'd love to know your thoughts on the Keep The Plus debate

Debz xx

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