The news of Lena Dunham’s February Vogue cover saw a unanimous Anchorman-style leap from her millions of followers. For a few, the cover invoked excitement over well-deserved praise for the writing/directing/acting/producing powerhouse. At the same time, the cover fed the growing appetite for the latest trending topic: “fat” girls in the media.*
We love to talk about it. How the media pits us against ourselves by portraying unrealistic standards; and shame on magazines for airbrushing away inches of already fit actresses for the sake of what? Making us cry? The conversation doesn’t stop there, either.