I’ve mentioned both of them on Hourglassy before, but Angela Merkel‘s and Sofia Vergara’s bosomless portraits on the latest Forbes list of 100 most powerful women prompted me to explore issues of femininity and perfectionism on the Campbell & Kate blog today. I would love to hear your thoughts, there or here.
I would say Brazilian and Argentinian presidents (Dilma Rouseff and Cristina FernÃ¡ndez de Kirchner) must be cup D or larger too. Former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet must be up there too.
I’m not sure they’re so up high in Forbes list, but they are well endowed gals that put their mark in southamerican politics of the decade.
Thanks, Julia! Just proves my point that the Forbes photos did a good job of hiding everything. No matter where they are on the list, can you imagine being one of just 100 women in the world on it?
I have to second Julia’s comments regarding the leaders from South America. And I checked. Quite fitting, ahem, that Dilma Rouseff is third. No surprise about Oprah making the list. Probably not a D cup, but also feminine and powerful is Rachel Maddow. I’m surprised she’s not on Forbes’ list.
Back to the topic at hand.
What I love about the list and the women you highlight for being D cup or larger is that they are normal. It is perfectly normal to be over 50, feminine and powerful, all at the same time. It is perfectly normal to wear a D+ and to be a role model without necessarily qualifying as a Chanel model. When we talk about diversity, we’re often talking about ethnicity and skin color. As fans of Hourglassy know there is a range of diversity in age, size and shape. I, for one, love seeing these powerful women who are closer to me in age, size and shape continuing to make their mark on the world.
How could I forget Oprah?!
This is exactly how I feel as well: “I, for one, love seeing these powerful women who are closer to me in age, size and shape continuing to make their mark on the world.”
Despite all the admonitions we receive about hard work alone not being enough to make a woman successful, you just know these 50+ women have paid their dues.