Because, you know, we’re all in this together.
Only, as with the government’s catchphrases, this Ann Summers campaign seems a misguided one.
When I spoke about writing this subject I kept referring to it as ‘the Ann Summers real women competition’. Of course if you identify as a woman then hey! I suppose we’re all Ann Summers competition winners! Sexy high five!
Perhaps Ann Summers really was just limited by the small range of women who applied. If that is the case I am saddened women of colour, bigger women and older women didn’t think they could enter a contest for real women.
But wait, looking at the video in which the judging process is filmed, they did enter! And they look fantastic, every single one. We don’t seem to be privy to the judging criteria, but it seems to be this; 1) Do they have a back story that can possibly stretch to vaguely harrowing? 2) Are they slim? (allow for 1 token plus size) 3) Are they conventionally pretty?
Squeamish Kate – who Ann Summers could make feel more real if they told her where to get Katy K’s bejewelled hat.