Tricello, that guy is an idiot and immature. My husband prefers "a woman who looks like a woman". it is OK for a man to have a beer gut, to not have the sense to remove his baseball cap when he is out on a date in restaurant, but heaven forbid a woman have curves. Y'all ought to see "Real Women Have Curves". Its great.
Lucy, sorry, i dont think this is about anything but the lack of diverse role models on the part of the media. If you saw "The Help", she started out as a curly haired gal; in the end, when she was off to be a journalist, her hair was no longer curly. What is the message there? How are African American and Latina women supposed to feel abut their hair when all we see are images of women with straight or perfectly manageable hair? Its just a bias, plain and simple.