Rosario Dawson is a truth speaker. And in the lastest issue of Shape Magazine she's speaking her truth and mind about expectations of women, women's bodies and the pressure to "maintain an ideal body type."
"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."
The article and Rosario continue with her talking about how after losing serious weight to play the role of an HIV/AIDS infected drug in "Rent," she got compliments about how she looked. “I remember everyone asking what did you do to get so thin? You looked great,” Dawson recalled. “I looked emaciated.”
It's not the first time we've talked about this @OOC and no doubt it won't be the last (sadly). What role do you think popular culture and the popular media play in setting YOUR beauty ideals?
Are you susceptible, immune, or something in between to the images of "ideal" beauty you're shown? What's your ideal and is your version of ideal something you are or can be? Let's talk.