There are several things I would like to comment on here. First, it is curious that after CNN published this rather straighforward, rather tame opinion piece, they immediately distance themselves from its content by publishing a disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Raquel Welch.
Second, I am glad that Ms Welch can see some of the truth and felt motivated to write about it. It is unfortunate that her intended target- the girls of the final paragraph- probably have no idea who she is and therefore her word will carry little or no weight with them. Still, she tried, and that is important.
Lastly, and this is a thought that occurs to me whenever a celebrity speaks on any topic, whether I agree with them or not: Why does anyone pay any attention to celebrities at all? But that, I think, merits another post entirely.