15 pounds = reason #23058 to adore Christina Hendricks:
“I guess my mom raised me right. She was very celebratory of her body. I never heard her once say, ‘I feel fat.’ Back when I was modeling, the first time I went to Italy I was having cappuccinos every day, and I gained 15 pounds. And I felt gorgeous! I would take my clothes off in front of the mirror and be like, Oh, I look like a woman. And I felt beautiful, and I never tried to lose it, ‘cause I loved it.”
From the July/August issue of Health. Via TheFrisky/HuffPo.
Tags: body image
, Christina Hendricks
, Health Magazine
, Joss Whedon
, role models
, TV crushes
Bride’s bouquet brings down plane.
(Normally, it just brings down the room.)
Break out the Barolo! According to Italy’s new minister for equal opportunities, gays in that country no longer suffer discrimination. Well then! What will she do for the rest of the day?
From yesterday’s International Herald Tribune:
Italy’s new minister for equal opportunities has angered rights groups by refusing to back a “gay pride” march because, she said, gays no longer suffer discrimination in Italy.
The appointment of Mara Carfagna, a 32-year-old former Miss Italy contestant and television showgirl, to the equal opportunities post was seen by some rights groups as a deliberate provocation by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Carfagna said in comments published Monday that she would not back the June gay pride event in Bologna because “gay prides are pointless.”
“Homosexuality is no longer a problem, at least not the way the organizers of these demonstrations would have us believe,” Carfagna said. “Gay pride’s only aim is official recognition for homosexual couples, on the same level with marriage. I cannot agree to that.”