25 Apr '11, 2pm

Companies Tackle Discrepancies In Women's Sizing: Whenever I go shopping, I have an experience that I suspect is...

Whenever I go shopping, I have an experience that I suspect is familiar to most American women: I can never be entirely sure what size clothing to try on. In some stores I'm a size 2, while in others, I'm a 10. It makes online shopping a nightmare, and makes me question just what clothing companies want me to think about my size. Am I supposed to feel better if I'm trying on a 4, despite the fact that I could walk into a store next door and have an 8 fit perfectly? It makes me long for the relative simplicity of men's sizing, where inches, rather than nebulous sizes, determine what to try on. This is an issue that shopping malls and other companies are starting to address, according to an article in the New York Times . Wild variations in women's clothing sizes is, however, an old problem. Whether or not Marilyn Monroe was a size 16 seems to be irrelevant , given that acco...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/womens-rights/blog/what-size-...

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care2.com 24 Apr '11, 9pm

A 22-year-old transgender woman, Chrissy Lee Polis, was brutally attacked by an 18-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl a...