Gosh, I just can't wait to read the rest of this interview (from The Huffington Post):
On her current weight:
"I'm pretty solid, actually. I'm not, like, 110lbs. But I'm probably heading towards that."
On the simplicity of men:
"I love boys... but I believe they're really simple. Every guy likes to say that they're complicated, but they're so easy to figure out. What did that Dr Laura say? Something like, 'All men want is sex and for you to make them a sandwich.' I thought that was really funny - and not entirely untrue."
Now, the first one I'm going to take to task for bad writing because what Ms. Hudson says is not altogether clear. Does she mean she's heading upwards towards 110lbs or is she heading downwards towards 110lbs? Either way, the fetishizing of the number gets on my nerves, but if she's saying she's solid but not yet up to 110lbs, that is seriously irresponsible journalism. Yes, some adult women can be solid and healthy at that weight or near it, but not the majority. To report it as appearing that way feels irresponsible to me.
As for the second quotation, how would it be received if a male movie star came out and said, "You know, women are really simple. They just want you to tell them they're beautiful and pick up your socks." Women would be irate at that (or should be). Yes, there is something to the idea that men are less complicated than women. Our brains biologically determine that we think in different ways and men tend to compartmentalize more than women, whereas women tend to take more factors into account when thinking about something.
But to call men/boys "really simple"? We all have our simple moments and the men I know are beautifully complex. I wouldn't have married someone who just wanted sex and a sandwich. Those are the men we knew in our early 20s (and maybe later, if unlucky). The men I know want a companion, someone they can trust with their deepest thoughts and desires, someone they can share their lives with, someone they can parent with. I wouldn't plan a family with someone who wanted just sex and a sandwich.
And what about the days women just want sex and a sandwich? Aren't we allowed to have those? Oh, or can we not weigh 110lbs if we have a sandwich? That must be what I'm doing wrong.