Breast Implants, Plastic Surgery and Hollywood
Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 1:00 PM EST, here
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Moderator: Melissa Silverstein, Blogger, Women & Hollywood
Sybil Niden Goldrich, Founder, Command Trust Network
Mary McDonough, Actress & Women’s Health Activist
Dr. Diana Zuckerman, President, National Research Center for Women & Families
Recently, when the producers of the next sequel of the Pirates of the Caribbean sent out a casting call for female actresses, they specifically said that they did not want any actresses with breast implants to audition. Additionally, there have been several recent articles talking about how botox has become an issue in film because you can’t see any expressions on the actors’ faces. Yet, the pressure to be thin, to have big boobs and to look young has not abated and continues to pressure people working in the business, especially young women, who now get work done when they are very young. This conversation will discuss the impact of plastic surgery on entertainment, the double standards for male and female performers in regard to appearance, and what we, as film goers and TV watchers, can do to become part of the solution, not the problem.
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A very fun obit for a very fun lady. Rest in peace, Rue/Blanche.
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Though I don’t share most of the politics of these women, I wholeheartedly applaud the fact that more women — Democrat or Republican — are running for office. It’s long past time for the US to stop looking at female candidates as unicorns. What I am hoping comes out of this surge of GOP women running is that younger Republican woman get a better role model than Sarah Palin — someone with Palin’s charisma, but has solid policy expertise and isn’t afraid to show it off.