“IN THE 19TH CENTURY, it was regarded as a woman’s job to be “cheerful,” and her fault if those around her were unhappy. It seems nothing much has changed. Women are still expected to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to emotional labor. No wonder women are more likely than men to be suffering from depression.”
NYT also did a follow up article of readers’ comments, if the RBF discussion struck you like it did me.
This article begins to stir up some interesting points about fashion’s current obsession with athletic wear, but reluctance to actually put a female athlete in their clothes. I definitely agree that it would “do something for the industry’s image to work with women who value strength and health over skinniness and youth”.
Rousey seems likes the perfect candidate for athletic brands (high-profile fights, big personality, generally classy sportsmanship), but alas, nothing. But I guess I’m not surprised after the comments made about Serena Williams’ body during Wimbledon…