We love what Rosario Dawson had to say in this month’s issue of Shape–a magazine not exactly known for being body-positive. Dawson criticizes the cultural expectation for women to be thin, toned, and blemish-free, and calls the way we scrutinize women’s bodies “a form of violence.” We couldn’t agree more, especially with all the recently emerging research linking unrealistic media images to eating disorders in adolescents. We’re so excited to hear Dawson speaking out on behalf of women and girls who are negatively affected by unrealistic media images. You go, girl!

— Melissa