Should Style "Experts" Make Women Cry?

Today's Guardian has an interview with Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, the authors of The Body Shape Bible and the hosts of the new British
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Today's Guardian has an interview with Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, the authors of The Body Shape Bible and the hosts of the new British
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Today's Guardian has an interview with Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, the authors of The Body Shape Bible and the hosts of the new British TV show "Trinny and Susannah Undress the Nation." Trinny and Susannah, formerly of What Not to Wear, are most famous for stripping women to their underwear and making them cry, all in the name of a makeover, but they insist they give confidence to the women they make over, and that they aren't bullies. "I don't think it's what we say that makes women cry," says Susannah. "It's the realization of something about themselves that we act as a conduit to that makes them cry. Often it's, "I can't believe I've dressed like this for so many years. How can I have done this to myself?" It's not that we go, "You are a fat, ugly cunt and there's nothing you can do about yourself." Though the British form of fashion bullying seems a bit extreme, we'd be lying if we didn't see it on reality TV shows in America, too - especially on anything Tyra related! It may make for entertaining television, but are these style experts really all that different from their trash-talking middle school counterparts? --ALISON COOL