the wrong side of the bed

Thursday, March 09, 2006

a time for strong language

i am soooooo tired of the post-oscars discussions of how "natural" salma hayek and jennifer lopez look with their "curves." do these women have a little more weight on them than some actresses? yes. undeniably. because everyone else is a fucking skeleton. using the word "curves" is just code for "fat." and i don't know what planet the media lives on, but these are not fat women. i don't even think they fall into the "healthy" category. shit.

also, let's not ignore the fact that these women are latinas. way to over sexualize them, media!
8:30 AM


Jennifer Lopez looks pretty buff to me. I don't think she looks unhealthy.
Blogger Rhymes With Scrabble, at 9:40 AM  
This is how I feel when I'm told that women like Beyonce or Catherine Zeta Jones are good role models because their bodies are *so out of the mainstream* of Hollywood. It makes me want to scream.

I'm not sure "curves" means fat--I think "curves" means having huge boobs. Which I don't have. So apparently this "alternative" body type is not one I can really aspire to.
Blogger Gwen, at 10:16 AM  
i just mean that "healthy" is another code word for fat. they don't look unhealthy. but, when the media talks about "healthy" actresses, it is because they have put on weight. in fact, i saw mat lauer interview salma hayek and the whole interview was about how she gained all this weight for a movie role and how she still hadn't lost it all.
Blogger dorotha, at 10:20 AM  
Maybe "curves" now means looking like a bodybuilder.
Blogger a., at 10:27 AM  

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