Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sex Bomb

The Fashion Police are at it again.  (I just hope they never find their way to my house.  It would probably take 24 hours just to cite the deficiencies.) Here are some of women who have been called heavy, corpulent, stout, portly, chubby, fat, plump, fluffy, butterball, gravity challenged, and a sweet spirit. You tell me, obese or damn sexy?


“The Conversation about women’s bodies exists largely outside of us, while it is also directed at (and marketed to) us, and used to define and control us. Our voices, our personhood, our potential, and our accomplishments are regularly minimized and muted.” Ashley Judd

Kelsey Williams, an Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader was targeted in a popular CBS blog, for being “pudgy.” and “Too chunky to cheer.”

 “She (Heidi Klum) is simply too heavy and has too big a bust. And she always grins so stupidly. That is not avant-garde – that is commercial!” Wolfgang Joop, a German fashion designer

“The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.” “The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.” Marilyn Monroe 

“I am too fat, too pretty and too blonde to play Katniss Everdeen” Jennifer Lawerence  “Miss Lawrence a fairly tall, big-boned lady who is too big for her romantic interest Josh Hutcherson.” Jeffery Wells

There was an article several years ago about the popularity of the Body Mass Index. The inability of the BMI to accurately express body fat was illustrated by calculating the BMI of the women on the Harvard Rowing Team.  They all were considered, in BMI terms, overweight.  

A few years ago, Joan Rivers went after Alisha Silverstone’s weight.  “Now that she is 18, her mom can’t control anymore what goes into her mouth.”  

A recent post about curvy Ann Margaret, posing for photos with her motorcycles.  “Who the hell is Ann Margaret?!?! That chick is gorgeous!”

"I was fat. I didn't know any fat famous actresses. I just did not see myself in that world.” Kate Windslow. She was criticized for her size while filming Titanic. Her dress from the Titanic was sold at auction. A plus size organization tried to purchased it so they could display the dress and illustrate how, even a relatively small size, is considered overweight in Hollywood.

During the Olympics, a newspaper opinion piece asked British citizens to write in how they felt about the British women’s volley ball team. They were called fat, ugly and an embarrassment to their country.

There are different flavors of sexiness. Doesn't it look good to see all these different kinds of women up there?"  Queen Latifah

"She (Anna Nicole Smith) brings back visions of Hollywood glamour," says Guess photographer Daniela Federici. "We haven't seen that kind of charisma since Marilyn Monroe."  “I don't get on scales." Anna Nicole Smith

Jessica Simpson says she’s giving up on dieting.  ”I actually love being fat.  I love my heavy body.  I don’t see why I should kill myself to lose weight.”

"Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided."  “Curve: The loveliest distance between two points.” Mae West.

“There are a million rules for being a girl. There are a million things you have to do to get through each day. High school has things that can trip you up, ruin you, people say one thing and mean another, and you have to know all the rules, you have to know what you can and can't do.” Elizabeth Scott, The Unwritten Rule

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