Thursday, April 06, 2006
J.K. Rowling rants about Western culture's obsession with unhealthy underweight women; her fears of what effect this obsession has on girls, including her daughters; and about acquaintances who see her after a long time and can only say, "You've lost weight!" after she's produced three children, and six internationally bestselling novels that have been turned into four major motion pictures. Hello! What's wrong with this picture? Can JKR possibly have accomplished anything more important in this world than watching her weight? Can any woman? And what does that say about the world that asks such a question?