“Real women have curves”, and a model died from anorexia last week.
Was she faking her womanhood then? She didn’t really benefit from it either.She didn’t walk the runway. She was no Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr or Liya Kebede. Her catwalk was her unwilling trek to work every morning for $8.50 an hour on the slippery ice laden runway. No, she was not responsible for the media telling women that her body type was the epitome of the white capitalist construction of female beauty. She also wasn’t white . She was African, and was supposed to have a thick ass and bursting voluptuousness, according to constructions of “true African womanhood”.