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8th Jul '16 5:31:16 PM KidDynamite
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* When she first appeared in Wrestling/{{WWE}}, Nora Greenwald (aka "Wrestling/MollyHolly") wasn't explicitly sexualized or objectified like the other WWE Divas. Instead, she was created as being a [[NatureAdoresAVirgin chaste, virginous old-fashioned]] SouthernBelle with a CloserToEarth[=/=]GirlNextDoor demeanor, like someone the female audience could relate to and the male audience could feel protective of (even though she was more than capable of holding her own in the ring). This is because she was she possessed wider hips than the other Divas, and as a former power lifter, had more bulk and less lean muscle. Many storylines even had the other Divas bullying her because of her size and shape, in particular KarmaHoudini Wrestling/TrishStratus who kicked it off by telling Molly she had "junk in [her] trunk". (The worst part? Molly was a heel at this point of her career, so eventually the other Divas were ''[[MoralDissonance applauded]]'' [[MoralDissonance for taunting her]]!! WordOfGod is the whole angle was done to punish Molly (a devout Christian in real life) for refusing to flaunt her sexuality and be more of a Fanservice girl like most of the other Divas were at that time. What was really insulting was.that a RunningGag developed where Molly would be pantsed, revealing granny panties. Which she was forced to wear.

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* When she first appeared in Wrestling/{{WWE}}, Nora Greenwald (aka "Wrestling/MollyHolly") wasn't explicitly sexualized or objectified like the other WWE Divas. Instead, she was created as being a [[NatureAdoresAVirgin chaste, virginous old-fashioned]] SouthernBelle with a CloserToEarth[=/=]GirlNextDoor demeanor, like someone the female audience could relate to and the male audience could feel protective of (even though she was more than capable of holding her own in the ring). This is because she was she possessed wider hips than the other Divas, and as a former power lifter, had more bulk and less lean muscle. Many storylines even had the other Divas bullying her because of her size and shape, in particular KarmaHoudini Wrestling/TrishStratus who kicked it off by telling Molly she had "junk in [her] trunk". (The worst part? Molly was a heel at this point of her career, so eventually the other Divas were ''[[MoralDissonance applauded]]'' [[MoralDissonance for taunting her]]!! WordOfGod is the whole angle was done to punish Molly (a devout Christian in real life) for refusing to flaunt her sexuality and be more of a Fanservice girl like most of the other Divas were at that time. What was really insulting was.that a RunningGag developed where Molly would be pantsed, revealing granny panties. Which she was forced to wear.time.
23rd Jun '16 6:30:04 PM thecarolinabull01
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* When she first appeared in Wrestling/{{WWE}}, Nora Greenwald (aka "Wrestling/MollyHolly") wasn't explicitly sexualized or objectified like the other WWE Divas. Instead, she was created as being a [[NatureAdoresAVirgin chaste, virginous old-fashioned]] SouthernBelle with a CloserToEarth[=/=]GirlNextDoor demeanor, like someone the female audience could relate to and the male audience could feel protective of (even though she was more than capable of holding her own in the ring). This is because she was she possessed wider hips than the other Divas, and as a former power lifter, had more bulk and less lean muscle. Many storylines even had the other Divas bullying her because of her size and shape, in particular KarmaHoudini Wrestling/TrishStratus who kicked it off by telling Molly she had "junk in [her] trunk". (The worst part? Molly was a heel at this point of her career, so eventually the other Divas were ''[[MoralDissonance applauded]]'' [[MoralDissonance for taunting her]]!)
** WordOfGod is the whole angle was done to punish Molly (a devout Christian in real life) for refusing to flaunt her sexuality and be more of a Fanservice girl like most of the other Divas were at that time.
*** What was really insulting was.that a RunningGag developed where Molly would be pantsed, revealing granny panties. Which she was forced to wear.
* This was the defense Wrestling/MickieJames had when Wrestling/{{Lay Cool}} started with the "Piggy James" insults; that she was a well-built and fit woman rather than being a rail-thin supermodel wannabe ValleyGirl, which was actually pretty accurate. That is, when she could [[MotorMouth get a word in edge-wise]], and didn't just respond with a [[TalkToTheFist sound thrashing]]. Unfortunately, rumors abound that that was just a way to get [[AuthorTract the actual thoughts of the WWE staff on the air]], causing Mickie to leave the company before [[KarmaHoudini [=LayCool=] could get their comeuppance]].
** Mickie and Lay-Cool have both gone on record that the point of the storyline was WWE wanted to address the issue of bullying, not that it accomplished anything.
*** Management did believe she was too thick, though. Mickie had been wearing a skirt to [[{{Gainaxing}} bounce around in]] on her way to the ring, showing off her thighs. After her initial feud with TrishStratus, she was forced to switch to tights as they believed men wouldny find her attractive.

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* When she first appeared in Wrestling/{{WWE}}, Nora Greenwald (aka "Wrestling/MollyHolly") wasn't explicitly sexualized or objectified like the other WWE Divas. Instead, she was created as being a [[NatureAdoresAVirgin chaste, virginous old-fashioned]] SouthernBelle with a CloserToEarth[=/=]GirlNextDoor demeanor, like someone the female audience could relate to and the male audience could feel protective of (even though she was more than capable of holding her own in the ring). This is because she was she possessed wider hips than the other Divas, and as a former power lifter, had more bulk and less lean muscle. Many storylines even had the other Divas bullying her because of her size and shape, in particular KarmaHoudini Wrestling/TrishStratus who kicked it off by telling Molly she had "junk in [her] trunk". (The worst part? Molly was a heel at this point of her career, so eventually the other Divas were ''[[MoralDissonance applauded]]'' [[MoralDissonance for taunting her]]!)
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her]]!! WordOfGod is the whole angle was done to punish Molly (a devout Christian in real life) for refusing to flaunt her sexuality and be more of a Fanservice girl like most of the other Divas were at that time.
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time. What was really insulting was.that a RunningGag developed where Molly would be pantsed, revealing granny panties. Which she was forced to wear.
* This was the defense Wrestling/MickieJames had when Wrestling/{{Lay Cool}} started with the "Piggy James" insults; that she was a well-built and fit woman rather than being a rail-thin supermodel wannabe ValleyGirl, which was actually pretty accurate. That is, when she could [[MotorMouth get a word in edge-wise]], and didn't just respond with a [[TalkToTheFist sound thrashing]]. Unfortunately, rumors abound that that was just a way to get [[AuthorTract the actual thoughts of the WWE staff on the air]], causing Mickie to leave the company before [[KarmaHoudini [=LayCool=] could get their comeuppance]].
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comeuppance]]. Mickie and Lay-Cool have both gone on record that the point of the storyline was WWE wanted to address the issue of bullying, not that it accomplished anything.
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anything. Management did believe she was too thick, though. Mickie had been wearing a skirt to [[{{Gainaxing}} bounce around in]] on her way to the ring, showing off her thighs. After her initial feud with TrishStratus, she was forced to switch to tights as they believed men wouldny wouldn't find her attractive.attractive, which many male fans would strongly disagree with.
14th May '16 7:30:54 PM nombretomado
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* Sara Rue as Claude Casey on ''LessThanPerfect''. In 2009 she signed a lucrative deal with Jenny Craig and dropped fifty pounds.

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* Sara Rue as Claude Casey on ''LessThanPerfect''.''Series/LessThanPerfect''. In 2009 she signed a lucrative deal with Jenny Craig and dropped fifty pounds.



* LizzieMcGuire is often contrasted with Kate, the thinner [[TheCheerleader cheerleader]] and AlphaBitch, with Lizzie cast as a more relatable GirlNextDoor.
* In ''ThatsSoRaven'', Raven gets a VerySpecialEpisode where she models, and objects to the men's attempts to Photoshop her to look thinner.

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* LizzieMcGuire Series/LizzieMcGuire is often contrasted with Kate, the thinner [[TheCheerleader cheerleader]] and AlphaBitch, with Lizzie cast as a more relatable GirlNextDoor.
* In ''ThatsSoRaven'', ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', Raven gets a VerySpecialEpisode where she models, and objects to the men's attempts to Photoshop her to look thinner.
9th Mar '16 8:39:12 AM KingZeal
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* ''Comicbook/{{Ms Marvel 2014}}: Kamala, who is very much an AudienceSurrogate, originally fantasized about being like Carol Danvers, who fits conventional beauty standards, including weight. After using her powers to look as close to Danvers as possible, she realizes how uncomfortable the uniform is and how her natural body shape is incompatible with that ideal.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Ms Marvel 2014}}: 2014}}'': Kamala, who is very much an AudienceSurrogate, originally fantasized about being like Carol Danvers, who fits conventional beauty standards, including weight. After using her powers to look as close to Danvers as possible, she realizes how uncomfortable the uniform is and how her natural body shape is incompatible with that ideal.
9th Mar '16 8:38:54 AM KingZeal
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9th Mar '16 8:38:42 AM KingZeal
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* ''Comicbook/{{Ms Marvel 2014}}: Kamala, who is very much an AudienceSurrogate, originally fantasized about being like Carol Danvers, who fits conventional beauty standards, including weight. After using her powers to look as close to Danvers as possible, she realizes how uncomfortable the uniform is and how her natural body shape is incompatible with that ideal.
9th Mar '16 5:41:25 AM KingZeal
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As such, this is somewhat of a CyclicTrope alongside its thin and lithe inverse, changing from one to the other every 10 to 20 years or so. For example, TheSixties and to a lesser extent TheSeventies were marked by a thin, ballerina-like ideal (e.g., Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, Liz Montgomery, even a younger Marilyn Monroe) and/or toned and fit (Farrah Fawcett and Olivia Newton John), following a fad for "va-va-voom" voluptuousness in the Forties through mid-Fifties (e.g., Mae West, Betty Grable), which in turn had supplanted the slender look of TheRoaringTwenties and TheThirties. TheEighties brought bustier sex symbols, while TheNineties brought in the Heroin Chic, with extremely skinny models raising concerns regarding eating disorders in the later years of TheOughts. Finally in the 2010s, "padded" and even flat-out overweight sizes have been brought into mainstream appeal.

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As such, this is somewhat of a CyclicTrope alongside its thin and lithe inverse, changing from one to the other every 10 to 20 years or so. For example, TheSixties and to a lesser extent TheSeventies were marked by a thin, ballerina-like ideal (e.g., Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, Liz Montgomery, even a younger Marilyn Monroe) and/or toned and fit (Farrah Fawcett and Olivia Newton John), following a fad for "va-va-voom" voluptuousness in the Forties through mid-Fifties (e.g., Mae West, Betty Grable), which in turn had supplanted the slender look of TheRoaringTwenties and TheThirties. TheEighties brought bustier sex symbols, while TheNineties brought in the Heroin Chic, with extremely skinny models raising concerns regarding eating disorders in the later years of TheOughts. Finally in the 2010s, "padded" and even flat-out overweight "plus" sizes have been brought into mainstream appeal.
8th Mar '16 7:41:30 PM erics
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*** What was really insulting was.that a RunningGag developed where Molly would be pantsed, revealing granny panties. Which she was forced to wear.


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*** Management did believe she was too thick, though. Mickie had been wearing a skirt to [[{{Gainaxing}} bounce around in]] on her way to the ring, showing off her thighs. After her initial feud with TrishStratus, she was forced to switch to tights as they believed men wouldny find her attractive.
5th Feb '16 7:46:48 PM cheedo
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As such, this is somewhat of a CyclicTrope alongside its thin and lithe inverse, changing from one to the other every 10 to 20 years or so. For example, TheSixties and to a lesser extent TheSeventies were marked by a very thin, waif-ish ballerina-like ideal (e.g., Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, Liz Montgomery), following a fad for "va-va-voom" voluptuousness in the Forties through mid-Fifties (e.g., Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Jane Russell), which in turn had supplanted the slender look of TheRoaringTwenties and TheThirties. TheEighties brought curvier sex symbols, while TheNineties brought in the Heroin Chic, with extremely skinny models raising concerns regarding eating disorders in the later years of TheOughts. Finally in the 2010s, curvaceousness has been brought back into mainstream appeal.

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As such, this is somewhat of a CyclicTrope alongside its thin and lithe inverse, changing from one to the other every 10 to 20 years or so. For example, TheSixties and to a lesser extent TheSeventies were marked by a very thin, waif-ish ballerina-like ideal (e.g., Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, Liz Montgomery), Montgomery, even a younger Marilyn Monroe) and/or toned and fit (Farrah Fawcett and Olivia Newton John), following a fad for "va-va-voom" voluptuousness in the Forties through mid-Fifties (e.g., Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Jane Russell), Mae West, Betty Grable), which in turn had supplanted the slender look of TheRoaringTwenties and TheThirties. TheEighties brought curvier bustier sex symbols, while TheNineties brought in the Heroin Chic, with extremely skinny models raising concerns regarding eating disorders in the later years of TheOughts. Finally in the 2010s, curvaceousness has "padded" and even flat-out overweight sizes have been brought back into mainstream appeal.
14th Nov '15 11:34:02 PM nombretomado
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* Nia Vardalos admitted that she shot herself in the foot by naming her script ''Film/MyBigFatGreekWedding''. The resultant publicity tour had reporters endlessly asking about her weight, obliging her to drop forty pounds. She landed a starring role in ''My Life in Ruins'', but in an ironic reversal, [[RogerEbert critics]] complained they missed the old Vardalos, and didn't warm to this stick-thin imposter with bleached teeth. Every interview with Vardalos now has her fielding question about the weight ''loss''.

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* Nia Vardalos admitted that she shot herself in the foot by naming her script ''Film/MyBigFatGreekWedding''. The resultant publicity tour had reporters endlessly asking about her weight, obliging her to drop forty pounds. She landed a starring role in ''My Life in Ruins'', but in an ironic reversal, [[RogerEbert [[Creator/RogerEbert critics]] complained they missed the old Vardalos, and didn't warm to this stick-thin imposter with bleached teeth. Every interview with Vardalos now has her fielding question about the weight ''loss''.
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