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Fashion Designer Diane von Furstenburg Thinks Housewives Franchise Objectifies Women

Looks like it’s not just the power peeps in Greece who are getting their (designer) panties in a twist over the Real Housewives franchise. American fashion designer/icon Diane von Furstenburg told New York Magazine she too is so not down with the way women are portrayed on the shows.

“You know what I don’t like right now about women in America? I don’t like when they are objectified in the ‘Housewives of Miami’ and the ‘Housewives of’ … you know?” she says.

Even when NY Mag pointed out that women voluntarily sign on to do the shows, Diane still insisted the women are being objectified: “They’re just being encouraged. I just want every woman to know that they can realize their potential — but their potential is not necessarily fake tits.”

Okay, we’ll admit the RH shows aren’t exactly feminism in action. But they don’t explicitly represent the average American woman, either. (Does the average American woman buy her 4-year-old a diamond Barbie necklace? Dear God, we hope not.) Still, Diane makes a good point: Women are much more than the size of their, uh, bank accounts.

Source: New York Magazine

03.17.2011 / 02:21 AM EDT by Erica Strauss
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