Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Oh, That'll Help

Lynne Featherstone, the Equalities Minister in the new British government, has denounced societal pressures that make most women think they should have the bodies of anorexic-thin fashion models.

Her solution? All woman should aspire to look like Christina Hendricks.

The most staggering thing about this article is that Featherstone's comments are possibly not the most stupid quoted in it. Her idiocy has a rival in the remarks of Los Angeles television critic Mary McNamara, who said,

"When Joan first showed up on American TV, she turned the beauty ideal on its ear, reminding everyone that generous curves were once considered sexy..."

Yeah, because before Mad Men, the American male never gave thin women with large breasts a second glance....

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