The Daily Mail Reduces JK Rowling’s ‘Air Bags’ To A 1950s Ideal
THE Daily Mail is read by women who enjoy disliking other women.
In today’s newspaper, readers are treated to a banner declaring “How women’s bodies have ballooned since the 1950s”.
Ballooned is not a word associated with praise, is it? A balloon is…
an inflatable bag (as of rubber or plastic) usually used as a toy or for decoration
That’s women for you.
And below that appraisal of the female form, the Mail has a photo of JK Rowling, the Harry Potter writer. Eyes wander to her bosoms, or “air bags”, as the Mail would have them.
But then, as if by magic, in the paper’s later issue, JK is cropped, deflated to the Mail’s 1950s ideal woman, albeit without the housemaid’s knee and sweet rationing.