In 2005 Dawson played a drug addict dying of HIV/AIDS. She told the magazine that she actually started to receive many compliments about her figure after she had started to lose weight for the movie. “I remember everyone asking 'What did you do to look so thin? You look great' and I’m like, I looked emaciated.”
Have you ever been sick with the flu or another illness that caused you to drop a few pounds...then were told by your friends that you look great? How sick and twisted is society when we compliment each other when we are not at our best health wise?
Dawson told the magazine that "it's a form of violence in the way that we look at women and the way we expect them to look and be for what sake? Not for health, survival, not for enjoyment of life, but just so you could look pretty." She added that "I’m constantly telling girls all the time everything’s airbrushed, everything’s retouched...none of us look like that.”
We often misinterpret being happy with being thin and this is extremely problematic for all women. In fact, as Dawson stated, it's downright dangerous to female health! What do you think? Is airbrushing and Photoshopping women's bodies a form of violence?