Of course, this is one of the profound ways in which oppression works—to mire us in body hatred. Homophobia is all about defining queer bodies as wrong, perverse, immoral. Transphobia, about defining trans bodies as unnatural, monstrous, or the product of delusion. Ableism, about defining disabled bodies as broken and tragic. Class warfare, about defining the bodies of workers as expendable. Racism, about defining the bodies of people of color as primitive, exotic, or worthless. Sexism, about defining female bodies as pliable objects. These messages sink beneath our skin.
Jennifer Lawrence, you just received your second Golden Globe nomination at the age of 22.
Jennifer Lawrence, you just received your second Oscar nomination at the age of 22.
Jennifer Lawrence, you just became the youngest actress ever to receive 2 Oscar nominations at the age of 22.
Meanwhile Leonardo Di Caprio: