Some "words of wisdom" from former model Elle Macpherson
by Gracie Remington
While so many models attempt to profess their profound depth and erudition by either carting around some absurdly large philosophy text or using words with more than three syllables, it's nice to see one own up to her absolute stupidity and shallowness. In an interview last week with the Guardian, Elle Macpherson discusses the fashion industry's alienation of larger women ("Perhaps larger women haven't been as celebrated and therefore haven't been interested in themselves, but today larger women, or all different body types, are celebrated”) and feminism (“There's a stereotypical perception that a feminist is somebody who believes in equal rights for men and women. Well, I believe men and women are different and they have different needs, therefore the concept of equal rights doesn't really sit with me in many ways”) among other things. Thank you, Elle, for shedding light on these issues. Your insights are truly invaluable.