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JK Rowling attacking women's weight obsession

I posted the link below to the story; hope it works. All I have to say is, while I totally agree with her, she needs to start closer to home - did you see how tiny & skinny the actress who plays Hermione is in movie #4? And for that matter, all of the teenage actresses who play characters in the Harry Potter movies are thin too. Maybe she should talk to the casting director about casting more real-sized actresses.

Kate (kissmekate02)


Thu. Apr 6, 12:30pm

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that was an interesting link.

You are right that Hermione is pretty thin...although I don't think she looks too terribly thin...I thought she looked age-appropriate... I would have to look back at photos of her....

Moaning Myrtle is not a waif thin girl--if I remember correctly, she had quite a rounded face.....

I never really noticed whether or not they have had any not-so-thin girls on the Harry Potter movies, I guess they just all look like kids to me. Part of the problem is that there aren't many speaking roles for the girls in the movies-- the boys, however, have come in a variety of shapes, sizes and physical attributes (hair, teeth, etc.)

Thursday, April 06, 2006, 1:04 PM

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I'm thinking particularly of Hermione in the ball scene, where she's all dressed up. Very skinny. True about Moaning Myrtle, but then is she a particularly desirable character? Nope. She's an outcast and was a joke even when she was alive. (Yes, I'm a big Harry Potter fan, but it does illustrate my point.)


Thursday, April 06, 2006, 1:57 PM

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...the author wrote the *books*, not made the movies. She doesn't have any control over the casting in the films!

Thursday, April 06, 2006, 11:47 PM

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duh yourself

Why do people need to be so rude when they respond?

Friday, April 07, 2006, 12:28 AM

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Cultural diff

In Europe people are not as obese as we are here. I remember reading a post a while ago about someone who was in a local high school and was shocked at how big everyone was. And, the same for a grade schoolers mom who mentioned that kids never seemed so fat before.

The statistics prove we are the fattest country in the world with the most access to global resources. We control and consume 30% of the world's resources including food and we are only about, what 10-12% of the global population? It's sickening if you really get into the details.

I think we are just desensitized to having larger people in our culture. When I go to England and the EU, I always like everyone is so thin for the first few weeks... then when I come home, I notice how more people are much bigger!

Friday, April 07, 2006, 11:04 AM

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