Here is why Torrid’s rebranding has put them on my shitlist.
This, right here, is the reason I’m looking for new employment. Because the things my store manager has told me are being backed up by corporate. Because I’ve been told shorts I was wearing to work shouldn’t be sold in all the sizes Torrid sells and I couldn’t wear them any more. Because I’ve been told that fat visibility is offensive to plus size women and gives them a bad name. Granted, these are things my store manager has told me, and they are her personal opinions. But I know she would be backed up by corporate if I said anything. I’m tired of being told what I should look like, especially by a company where I once felt comfortable being myself. As my other manager and I were saying yesterday, Torrid’s shrunk the size of the mannequins from a 16 to a 12. I have yet to meet a person from corporate who was actually plus size, and I think that’s the problem. I don’t feel like Torrid and I are on the same level anymore.
THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT RESPONSE MY ARTICLE HAS GOTTEN.
Torrid hasn’t been fucked with by me since they watered down their edgy Hot Topic look to become just another bland ass plus-size store that sells mumus and ugly ass jeans.
I’m so done with these plus size stores that claim to cater to plus size and fat women and then you find out they’re mostly run by men who like women who look like Maxim models anyway, or skinny women who have never had to struggle to find anything in their size to wear ever.
I don’t fuck with stores that claim to be exclusively plus-size. The fact that they make plus-size stores “stand alone” also adds to the hyper voyeuristic visibility factor of plus size and fat women to me, because it’s basically corporate America saying “Look at these fat women, this is the only place fat women can shop, so let’s all gawk and laugh because they’re limited to two stores in the entire mall”.
At least, that’s always the feeling I got from shopping in a plus-size store. Because knowing plus size and fat women are limited to virtually like two stores in a mall for shopping for clothes makes me feel like I’m in some kind of sideshow or zoo.
Not to mention that Torrid is twice as expensive as everything else, but super tacky and cheaply made.
And that’s the moment Sherlock realized how much he underestimated Molly Hooper.
I love how she just pushes it out. Like she doesn’t back down and go “oh sorry nevermind” even though you can totally see how uncomfortable she is. She needs to tell him that she understands, and open up that channel of communication with him. So he knows he has someone
Fuck so cute man
if you think about it, molly’s words could be applied to herself as well