Let's talk a little about the illogical clusterf**k that is media and the female body.

I'm not just talking about the rampant thinness and the number of actresses whose bodies lose pound after pound every year. (Much of that can traced back to historical changes, current studio demands, and gossip rags, which has been well documented.) I'm talking about the overall list of rules, requirements, and assumptions that cling to the woman's body from head to toe, creating a damned-whatever-you-do scenario while giving the world-at-large such a ludicrously flawed opinion of the female form that I bet no writer would imagine this possible if it wasn't actually reality.

Why do we do it and how can we stop it?
categories Columns, Cinematical