She’s ‘obviously’ been photo-shopped. Her swimsuit is ‘too revealing’. They’ve put her in a one-piece rather than a bikini as they would with a ‘smaller’ model. And why does she – and every woman – need to be wearing swimwear at all?
It’s boring, it’s predictable and it’s counterproductive.
Yes, the concerns about photoshop in magazines (and social media) are certainly founded and there is something in publications constantly putting women in soaked swimwear in order to shift copies.
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But in this Amy Schumer cover there is so much more worth celebrating. For the first time in a long time, I saw a magazine cover that not only made me want to go out and buy it, but made me – shock horror – feel good about myself.