I'm two weeks behind on the buzz around Rounding Off Their Figures written by Robin Givhan for the Washington Post.
In that article Givhan talks about how Hollywood is more forgiving to women of color, read black women and Latinas. However, for white women thin has never been more in. What's interesting is she neglects to mention Asian women at all.
This is probably because her argument is blown right out of the water if you include them. Most female Asian stars are very thin also. This is because of various reasons, and I'm more comfortable with letting an female Asian blogger talk about it because my take on it is definitely from the outside looking in.
Anyway, I'm going to leave the critical analysis to others because, well, they've already done it. I'll just make it easy for you and link them here.
Writers and bloggers weigh in on Givhan's article:
- Our Dangerous Curves from the The Anti-Essentialist Conundrum blog
- Re: Hollywood’s standards of beauty from the Vox et Machina blog
- Real Women (of color) Have Curves from the Racialicious blog
- Big, beautiful and not white by Tracy Clark-Flory for Salon.com