Lena Dunham Perfectly Nails Problem With Fashion Industry Labeling Women

Lena Dunham Perfectly Nails Problem With Fashion Industry Labeling Women
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Actress and outspoken feminist Lena Dunham is adding her two cents after fellow entertainer Amy Schumer lambasted Glamour magazine for including her in their plus-size-only issue. While plus-size clothes are typically size 16 and up, Schumer only wears a size 6 to an 8 — but that's not even the problem: Both women say they're tired of these labels meant to box women into very specific body types and roles in society.

"I think fashion should be for women and it should be for all women," Dunham told People Magazine Wednesday. "So often we've assumed women who aren't size zeros just want to put themselves in a tent."

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Dunham is backing Schumer's candid Instagram post the screenwriter and comedian uploaded on Wednesday, showing a page of Glamour's plus-sized only issue that reads: "Women who inspire us: Melissa McCarthy, Adele, Amy Schumer, and Ashley Graham." 

"I think there's nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women. Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8," Schumer wrote. "@GlamourMag put me in their plus size only issue without asking or letting me know and it doesn't feel right to me. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous."

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"I think Amy's entire thing is trying to sort of like break down barriers and be bold about her own opinions, and what I think she was trying to do was stand up for women and say we're not supposed be categorized in this role, we're supposed to just be allowed to exist," Dunham continued. 

Read more: Where Are The Plus-Sized Models In Beauty Ads?

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