I agree. I also think there's too much pressure on women in some other arenas, too, that stem from the same attitude. Like gymnastics. I've heard that one of the reasons gymnasts are so young is that they have to be tiny, weigh very little and to get females who are that small- they had to go out and get kids. Contrast that with male gymasts. They are older, heavier (still very slim, of course), well muscled...
Acting, too, of course, is another one where they really play havoc with women over their weight. I've seen pictures of 30s, 30s and 50s movie stars. Those women were slim and trim and looked GORGEOUS. Yet, by today's standards, a lot of them would be considered too heavy.
I understand about slender people photographing better, doing better in sports, looking better in clothes, but why does it have to go into EMACIATION?
A Brazilian model died of starvation recently. She was tall like they all are and about 88 pounds or something. ****, my teeny little mother who was like 7 inches shorter and probably smaller boned was told she'd be hospitalized (if she didn't gain some weight) when she was that weight...I mean, c'mon.
Remember the Dove commercial with the "real women" who were medium build? Some people were actually writing in and saying they were porkers. There's a lot of stupidity in the world.