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Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 12:00 am

The perception of women in America and all over the world that both men and women have is that in order to be sexy, we have to be a toothpick.

Well let me tell both sexes out there, not only is it not sexy to be so skinny that the bones are sticking out of your hips, chest and shoulders, but it is just plain unhealthy.

Last week, ABC and Fox banned a Lane Bryant commercial that revealed too much of plus-sized model Ashley Graham.

The lingerie commercial would have aired during "Dancing with the Stars," a show known for scantily clad contestants swinging around and flaunting their stuff.

But a lack of clothing isn't the issue; body image is. When is it too risqué to show cleavage on television?

We have all seen the sexy ads for Victoria's Secret that run constantly all day, every day on every station.

Victoria's Secret even has a fashion show during the holiday season when all children are watching television to see what toys they are going to want.

At what time does the flesh-filled fashion show run? Ironically, it aired during "family hour" on television.

This is absolutely ridiculous and almost a slap in the face to those who are bigger than a Victoria's Secret model.

Women aren't all super skinny, and the average American woman is around a size 10.

Even Graham spoke to The Huffington Post about the ban, and how she feels about it compared to Victoria's Secret.

"The Victoria's Secret girls can flaunt around their panties all day long.

But when there's a bigger woman with a little bit extra, they snipped it out immediately," said Graham.

In the end, Fox did end up running the commercial during the last 10 minutes of "American Idol."

Beyond network resentment toward airing the commercial, Lane Bryant was going to pull the ad all together.

Of course, some edits were made to fit Fox's "conservative" standards.

Isn't it funny that a network that airs such quality programs as "Cops" and "TMZ" needs to cut back a 30 second advertisement?

The perception of women in America and all over the world is distorted.

Both men and women have acquired the idea that – in order to be sexy – we have to be a toothpick.

Well let me tell both sexes out there that being super thin isn't always the sexiest look.

What's wrong with comfortable with your body as it is? We don't have to be ashamed.

It is great to see a full figured woman can be sexy, confident and have fun.

Networks need to realize that full figured women exist and they are more prevalent than the stick thin figures on television.

I'm sure the "average" women in advertisements make more people than myself a little bit upset.

When women see a commercial with another healthy full-figured woman, they are going to be empowered and more likely to buy whatever that commercial is selling.

Just last month in Allure magazine, readers sent all types of letters praising the magazine for having normal looking, average sized women in one of the beauty sections.

Readers were delighted to see a realistic portrayal of women, and it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to assume that network viewers would appreciate a more realistic portrayal.

In the end, these networks need to get over themselves and realize that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and forms and that this is something that is going to last forever.

Reach Denise DeChaine at: opinions@thepolypost.com

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