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22 Super Troubling Stock Photos Of Plus-Size Women

Retailers are devoting more resources to serving the plus-size women's market. The stock photos representing this group should catch up.

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The women's plus-size clothing industry has grown to $17.5 billion in sales as more retailers — especially online ones — cater to the plus market. But the stock images that represent this group of women have a long way to go.

The stock images below, with their original captions, were among search results for "plus-size." Here, a woman is "fearing unhealthy food."

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Here is "plus-size woman fearing unhealthy food on white background"

To reiterate, these photos were provided with the captions below them. "Gagged and scared isolated."

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This one says "beautiful brunette plus-size woman gagged and scared isolated."

Here's the same model "seduced with hamburger." She is wearing handcuffs.

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This image is titled "beautiful plus-size woman seduced with hamburger isolated."

"Plus-size" apparently equates to an apple for lunch.

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Time for diet slimming. This is tagged "woman plus-size large girl with clock scales apple measuring tape - weight loss concept. Isolated on a white background."

Plus-size women have a lot of dilemmas when it comes to what they should eat.

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See? This is "fat white woman having choice between hamburger and salad."

They've got to contend with eating lots of new foods. Because you can't possibly be plus-size and eat healthy.

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At least according to this stock photo, titled "beginning new life," which surmises that prior to this moment, this woman had never encountered lettuce before.

According to stock photos, pregnant women are also considered "plus-size." Both of these images were tagged in the plus-size category.

The latter was labeled "Doctor listen big stomach pregnant woman."

And this plus-size woman is so out of control, she's hung several links of sausage around her neck.

But if any of these were unclear or obtuse, then this photo might just sum up what all of these images are getting at. This was also found while doing a stock image search for "plus-size women."