Billie Eilish was targeted for ‘putting on weight’ whilst Rebel Wilson was slammed for losing it, so why do we feel that women’s bodies are fair game for us to comment on?
Singer Billie Eilish is famously careful with her body, making a conscious decision very early on in her career to wear oversized, baggy clothing in order to prevent it being used as a tool to either sexualise or shame her – because, let’s face it, that’s what the female body is generally reduced to in our society, and she knows it. “I never want the world to know everything about me,” she explained in 2019 in a Calvin Klein campaign. “I mean, that’s why I wear big, baggy clothes: Nobody can have an opinion, because they haven't seen what’s underneath.”……
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