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  •  She looks horrible! (none)
    She's a social x-ray. I don't find anorexic women attractive. We have too many lousy role models in the media and fashion industry for our daughters. I can see what it does to adolescent girle.

    In my opinion, the elevation of that body type as an "ideal" exhibits a disgust with the female form.

    "You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." - Ken Kesey

    by Glinda on Sun Apr 17, 2005 at 02:53:03 PM PDT

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    •  Ann Coulter as a physical role model? (none)
      For who? I've heard Freepers drooling over her, but that's about it. I'm pretty sure the average teen has no idea who she is.

      And again, we have no idea is she's anoerexic or not and it's useless to speculate. I have a female friend who is thinner than Coulter and is by no means suffering from any illness (in fact she's a restaurant owner and chef).

      Women should be allowed to come in a variety of shapes and sizes. That most actresses and all models are thinner than average shouldn't mean that it's okay to hack away at women who are also less than average in size.

      •  Heh! (none)
        Thank you for answering you for me. You inadvertently said it better than I could have:

        "Women should be allowed to come in a variety of shapes and sizes. That most actresses and all models are thinner than average shouldn't mean that it's okay to hack away at women who are also less than average in size.*

        My heart absolutely bleeds for all the abuse that women who are less than average in size take in America. Heh.

        "You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." - Ken Kesey

        by Glinda on Sun Apr 17, 2005 at 04:24:29 PM PDT

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        •  You don't have to be sympathetic (none)
          and I can understand why you wouldn't be, but I'm a feminist and I believe that women should be judged by their actions rather than their physical appearance. It's terrible that there aren't more body types being represented in the media, but that doesn't make it okay to bash women who do reflect the media ideal.
          •  No I bash the media ... (none)
            for their creation of the modern "ideal woman". The fashion industry should be held accountable.

            And I'm just giving Ann a dose of her own medicine. She regularly bashes all Democratic and liberal women's looks. And if you're truly a feminist it must have galled you when she spoke ill of Bela Abzug's looks. Ann should be as beautiful as Bela was, God rest her soul I miss her!

            I'm merely throwing stones at her glass house.

            And I'm an equal opportunity basher ... I bash the troglodite men's looks as well.

            "You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." - Ken Kesey

            by Glinda on Sun Apr 17, 2005 at 09:17:38 PM PDT

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            •  Yup (none)
              I am just as repulsed by her comments about female liberals. The ironic thing is, if you read the article, the author mentions a story in which Coulter criticized a cutesie comment Halle Barry made about her own breasts. Her conclusion was that Barry's career benefited greatly from her looks, which isn't exactly fair to those who aren't great lookers.

              Anyway, as a matter of course, I try not to make negative comments about people whose business isn't primarily about their appearance. I think it is FAR more effective to attack their words and deeds. And just as I have complained about the man comments about Coulter, I similarly complained when posters here made fun of a female CNN anchor who is on the heavy side. What can I say? I'm an equal opportunity bore.

              Incidently, in the article, Coulter was also reluctant to talk about her mother, who is currently going through chemotherapy. Why? Because she didn't want to seem a more empathetic character to liberals. I'm telling you, she LIKES being bashed by us.

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