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The Daily Mail Reduces JK Rowling’s ‘Air Bags’ To A 1950s Ideal

by | 12th, June 2014

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.

 

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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.

 

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