Saturday, April 08, 2006

Women and thin

Rowling has a rant and it is quite a valid one at that (link via Krithiga)

Maybe all this seems funny, or trivial, but it's really not. It's about what girls want to be, what they're told they should be, and how they feel about who they are. I've got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don't want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I'd rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before 'thin'. And frankly, I'd rather they didn't give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons. Let them never be Stupid Girls. Rant over.


vimal said...

One of my girl friend complains to me that she is fat. iam gonna forward this to her.

Echo/Lavanya said...

Hmm...and I am sure you are going to be hated for it :P