I have been thinking about what I wanted to say about this issue, then realised that it had been expressed so beautifully here. A passionate, powerful response to the pressures on women to conform to an arbitrary standard of beauty.
It was spot on, but as any masochistic Guardian-reading feminist must do, I turned to the comments. Obviously, OBVIOUSLY a mistake, but there’s something about Adlington’s public attacks that I find deeply upsetting, so I was kinda hoping for a reflection of my own feelings. Have a little read, fist pump the air, feel weird about fist pumping the air because I’m in a public library, then go back to writing my Victorian essay.
What a shocker, but lo and behold, ignorance reigned high in the world of the…
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