- Transport for London says it will ban advertisements that "conform to unhealthy or unrealistic body images"
- Susan Bordo: Even the slenderest bodies nowadays are digitally shaved of any unsightly "excess"
Susan Bordo is a cultural historian and the author of many books and articles on cultural imagery, including "Unbearable Weight" and "The Creation of Anne Boleyn." She blogs at Huffington Post, and is currently writing a book about Hillary Clinton. The views expressed are her own.
(CNN)When I was 14, I wanted to look like Annette Funicello. That was back in 1961. (And if you are going "Who?" right now, think Sandra Dee -- but Italian.) I stuffed my bras with Kleenex, cinched my waist as tight as I could make it, and tried to be as perky as was possible for a poetry-writing Jewish girl from Newark who had never attended a beach party.