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Mannequins mimic the disabled to create a statement

Murtaza Baker

Store mannequins are meant to be reflections of ourselves. They’re not. Working on the assumption that perfect bodies sell tons of clothes, retailers want mannequins that are tall, thin and beautifully proportioned when in fact most of us are ordinary schlumps.
Two recent events have not only challenged that assumption but used mannequins as agents of social change.

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