January 19th, 2010

*gen - tiffany

... because outer beauty is what really counts.

I've watched the first four episodes of this season of 24, in part because I adore Katee Sackhoff, but also because it's such a dumb, ridiculous, addictive show. Thus far, poor Katee is not being served well by her storyline, to say the least. Collapse )

So, I was bored and went over to read the 24 boards on TWOP. I fully expected lots of hate for her storyline; heck, I even added my own eye-rolling to the mix. And I knew there would be some anti-Katee sentiment as bleed-over from Starbuck, who could be a polarizing character on BSG. Fine by me, even if I disagree. But alongside the other negativity was quite a bit of body-snarking. She's "mannish", with "big arms" and "looks like she got hit in the face with a brick". What? You might not find her conventionally beautiful, and that's fine. But those types of comments just piss me off, even when directed at women I don't already like. I spend most of my time in online environments that are full of smart, fabulous feminists who would never stand for body-snarking, so I guess it's too easy to forget how prevalent this shit can be. I've no problem with these jackasses saying that they don't find Katee attractive (even if that's in no way relevant to her performance), but the kinds of comments I saw above are quite unnecessary.

I'll just end with a quote from her great interview in Vanity Fair: "I think every character I play has a physicality to them, so I have to stay in some sort of shape. I’ll never be a size two. And I don’t want to be a size two. I’m going to make a size six look really fucking good. That’s as much as I can hope for."
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