Melissa McCarthy, comedic genius and star of the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, graces the April cover of Redbook and in an interview shared some non-funny but still excellently quotable lines about body image. McCarthy, whose first fashion line debuted in 2015, had a few choice words for non-feminists and made it clear that she's not a fan of those popular "Who wore it better?" polls.
"It just sounds so ill-informed," she said of celebrities who claim to not be feminists, a group that for some reason includes Meryl Streep. "Do you think women should be paid less? You don't believe in equality for women? I think people have worked hard to put a negative spin on the word."
Speaking of inequality, McCarthy spoke at length about negative body comparison.
With women, there's this constant weird cultural thing where we're always supposed to be comparing ourselves with one another. Who wore it best? Whose butt's better? Instead, how about if everyone wins? How intensely boring would it be if we were all the same?
McCarthy is right: it would be quite uninteresting if everyone were identical. Did that episode of The Fairly Odd Parents where Timmy wished everyone to be the same teach the world nothing?