Heard something on the news from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and wanted to find it for myself on her official site (Jkrowling.com). I heard one of my friends talk about Rowling's site before...and man, she was right...it's absolutly fun and bizarre. So after 10 minutes of searching I found her rant "for girls only, probably..." where she criticizes the over emphasis of female thinness and her support for the song Stupid Girls by Pink.
After she makes fun of celebrity girls with small dogs in oversize purses Rowling says "I've got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me because I don't want them to become empty headed, self obsessed emaciated clones; I'd rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, idealistic, kind, opinionated, funny -- a thousand other things, before 'thin.' And frankly I'd rather they didn't give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do."
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