“I can see that some of you are concerned about me from your comments about my weight. You’re referring to the pictures of me from last night’s cancer benefit that I attended to support my dear friend Dr. Maggie DiNome. She was given the Duke Award for her tireless efforts and stellar contributions to the eradication of cancer. But unfortunately, my weight seems much more important to some of you. While I admit that the dress didn’t photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty. In fact, I feel beautiful. So, my good and concerned peoples, please don’t worry about my. I’m not worried about me. And I’m not worried about you either. I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off. Thanks for your concern. Love, cheesecake.”
Isn't she awesome?
I am so tired of women who have accomplished so much, be reduced to what they are wearing and what their bodies look like. Pink was at an event for a female doctor who is helping the world get rid of cancer, but instead of this making headline news, Pink's dress and body are what everyone is talking about. It's the same with other celebrities and politicians like Hilary Clinton, the first lady Michelle Obama and many other important women out there. There is too much focus on what women look like and not enough focus on all the amazing things they are doing and have done in their lives.
It's about time women start to stand up to the media and it's obsession with the way women look. I'm proud to say that it's starting to happen! More and more people in the spotlight are starting to stand up against the media when their focus is the female body. Just this past Oscar season, a movement called #AskHerMore was launched. The movement has stars like Reese Witherspoon and Lena Dunham urging the media to ask them intelligent questions about their craft and accomplishments rather than about what they are wearing. It is believed the movement stems from Amy Poehler's Smart Girls community and I think it is an incredible initiative.
It's about time! What do you think of this new movement? Will it start to impact the media's body shaming tactics?