Size 14 The New Ideal For Women — Thanks To Mad Men
Here’s an idea — bigger women rock. From the Daily Mail:
All women should aspire to be a size 14 with buxom, hourglass figures, the new equalities minister claims.
They must not be made to feel inadequate by stick-thin models staring out of advertising billboards and magazines.
Instead, they should regard curvaceous women such as Christina Hendricks, star of the TV series Mad Men, as their ultimate role models, Lynne Featherstone said.
The Liberal Democrat minister described the actress, who plays Joan Holloway in the popular American drama set in the 1960s, as ‘absolutely fabulous’.
She said that too often, women were made to feel wretched about their size as they were constantly comparing themselves with ‘unattainable’ figures of celebrities and models…
‘Christina Hendricks is absolutely fabulous. We need more of these role models,’ she added.
I agree. I’m sick to death of skinny 16 year olds held up as my “role model” when I am neither their age nor aspire to their body size or proportions.
I weary of the Olsen twins, billionaires who look like homeless people wearing too much eyeshadow. Or actresses whose shoulder blades protruding from their designer ballgowns on the red carpet simply look scary.
I recently saw an older woman at a local restaurant whose legs resembled twigs. She looked terribly unhealthy but had clearly starved herself to this size.
Or…is this just one more excuse to be a little piggy and eat too much?