The Classical World Still Can’t Stop Fat-Shaming Women

May 22, 2014

NPR’s Deceptive Cadence blog recently featured a story by Anastasia Tsioulcas about classical music critics “fat-shaming” female opera stars, specifically the beautiful Irish mezzo-soprano, Tara Erraught.  While the appearance of male opera singers is virtually ignored, the appearance of female singers is, apparently, of great importance.

“What is stunningly apparent is just how much a woman’s body matters onstage — way more, if these five critics are to be believed, than her voice, her technique, her musicality or any other quality.”

Read the article here.

posted by Marg Herder

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