Should all shops have plus-size mannequins?
In Nike’s flagship London store, a plus-size mannequin stands proudly, stretching out for a run. Journalist Tanya Gold argues that the brand is “glorifying obesity” in the way that size-zero models promote unhealthy eating. However, according to plus-size blogger Callie Thorpe, “It’s ludicrous that fat people are mocked, bullied and told to get to the gym and lose weight —yet we are also told we don’t deserve the access to active wear.” Are plus-size mannequins harmful or healthy? What do you think? Discuss this week’s “You Decide” with the rest of your class and make your vote!