Blogger Challenges Abercrombie’s ‘Skinny’ Image

Abercrombie & Fitch’s small sizes aren’t stopping this blogger from taking a stand when it comes to the public image of plus-size women.

Jes, known on the Internet as The Militant Baker, recreated popular topless A&F ads, but with her own twist — adding the tagline “Attractive & Fat.” She published the images on her blog along with an open letter to the retailer’s CEO Michael Jeffries.

Jeffries and A&F recently came under public scrutiny for comments made in a Business Insider article, published earlier this month. The story claimed that the stores do not stock XL clothing sizes because the CEO “doesn’t want larger people shopping in the store.”

The article also makes reference to a 2006 interview with Jeffries where he admits that A&F is a store for “cool and popular kids.” He went on to add that “a lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes] and they can’t belong.”

via Blogger Challenges Abercrombie’s ‘Skinny’ Image.

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I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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