Simon Doonan Wonders if ‘Feminism Was Just a Dream’


Simon Doonan is concerned about American women. He says among us he sees, "a lot of conformity, a lot of blonde hair … I often wonder if feminism was just a dream. I can't believe how women feel so scrutinized, and they're still so self-critical — I thought they would have let go of that now but they haven't. There's a very masochistic thing with women now that I didn't used to see. My girl friends in the punk era weren't like that at all … You know, at least once a week someone calls me up and says, 'Don't you think it's terrible when fat girls have muffin tops over their jeans?' And I say, 'Not if they're happy.' Who cares?" [Guardian]