I was really surprised and pleased to see my letter to the editor printed in the latest issue. That is until I realize that it had been edited and words that I NEVER use had been substituted. It is my personal policy to never use the term PLUS SIZE. I will use the terms Rubanesque, Womanly, Full Figured, Curvy, Fluffy, Robust, or any other term than THAT TERM! I personally abhor that term and find it somewhat derogatory, and not a positive descriptive term at all. I understand that it is a commonly used term in the fashion industry, but I refuse to use it. I also understand that letters are edited for clarity, and for space considerations. So I apologize for those who read my letter, and hope that those who know me realize that particular phrase is not mine. Thank you. Cathy
Pardon me for going off on my bandwagon, again, but I feel every woman is entitled to feelings of good self worth, no matter her size, shape or age. The term Plus does not foster this.
Edited 3/12/2009 5:01 pm ET by ThreadKoe