Jennifer Lawrence Is Not As Flawless As You Think

Posted by on January 8, 2014

When listing body positive celebrities, most people are quick to include the popular Jennifer Lawrence among their list of faves. I have never had any sort of real issue with Jennifer Lawrence. I’ve enjoyed a lot of her movies (The Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook were both excellent), she’s done some interesting and very down to Earth interviews, and her stumble on the Oscar stage last year was absolutely endearing.

However, there is a small part of me that does not quite understand the adoration with which JLaw is consistently met on the Internet. She has almost achieved cult-leader status on Tumblr with all of her .giffable (read as: gaffable) moments.

Most of my discomfort with her comes from how she talks about her body and dieting. Now, it’s not totally her fault. The media constantly asks female celebrities about their bodies, dieting habits, and exercise regimens, so female celebrities are often forced to talk about these issues on a regular basis in interviews. Jennifer Lawrence simply does not play ball. She likes eating and likes food and is comfortable talking about that in interviews.

Jennifer Lawrence

A popular JLaw .gif emphasizes her love of food.
Credit: via Jenny Trout

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Lululemon Founder Blames Product Performance on Plus-Size Women’s Thighs

Posted by on November 12, 2013

While size discrimination amongst mainstream retailers certainly isn’t new, it always takes me by surprise whenever a company comes out as specifically and definitely against plus-size women.

I feel like I should know better by this point, since we’re living in a post Mike Jeffries world, where fat customers are automatically categorized as uncool and undesirable, and yet when I saw the Bloomberg TV interview in which Lululemon founder Chip Wilson blamed women’s meaty thighs for ruining his fancy yoga pants, my jaw actually dropped.

Here's a screenshot of Lululemon founders Chip and Sharon Wilson during their disastrous Bloomberg TV Interview. Credit: Bloomberg TV

Here’s a screenshot of Lululemon founders Chip and Sharon Wilson during their disastrous Bloomberg TV Interview. Credit: Bloomberg TV

“Frankly, some women’s bodies just don’t actually work for it,” were Wilson’s exact words. “It’s really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure is there over a period of time, how much they use it.”

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