Psychology professor says: "When times are good we prefer actresses with rounder faces...They convey these ideas of fun and youth."
But Hathaway hath a narrow face, which "suggests she would be popular when times are more challenging... As the economy improves, Hathaway... may just be a reminder of bad times."
The haters have been chided by Lena Dunham (of "Girls" fame):
"Ladies: Anne Hathaway is a feminist and she has amazing teeth. Let's save our bad attitudes for the ones who aren't advancing the cause," Dunham tweeted.I hope you can tell that's sarcasm. (Dunham is a genius. Interpret her words accordingly.)
I haven't been reading the anti-Hathaway scribblings (and I've never seen Hathaway in anything), but I would simply assume that women reject idealization of someone that thin.