Men (and some women) have been loving Kate Winslet’s ass for years. Now, she’s going to start loving it, too. But not for the reasons you might think – Winslet says she is tired of torturing themselves over the size of their behinds.
“I don’t know a single woman who doesn’t stand up and check the tushie before she walks out the door,” she said in an interview with Nightline. “I’ve decided I am going to start loving my backside, really just saying, yes. Because I don’t know anyone who does that, you know? And for my daughter [Mia, 8], I want to be able to say to her, I love this.
“[Young women] look at all of us, myself included, on these magazine covers and they think, ‘my God, how does she get skin like that?’” she continued. “And I can tell you, I have so many blemishes under this makeup that have been so fabulously covered. I promise you. I promise you.
“But I did realize a few years ago that no one actually talks about this retouching thing. It’s like a secret or something,” she says. “I’m damned if it’s going to be a secret anymore. I really want these young women to know we don’t look like this.”
Bravo to Kate for standing up to the unrealistic expectations women face from the media. And as a parent of girls myself, I give extra kudos to her for setting a good example for her daughter Mia.
Now if I could just stop staring at my butt in the mirror…