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What’s with the fat hating?

16 Oct

One of the Kardashians said she wants to be “skinny pregnant.” [http://jezebel.com/5383155/khloe-wants-to-be-skinny-pregnant-nicole–joel-secretly-wed]

Another blogger reported commentary on her “muffin top.” [http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-no-im-not-pregnant/?obref=obinsite]

Jessica Simpson is berated by Burger King and Fox for being “fat.” [http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-burger-king-and-fox-apologize-for-nfl-aimed-at-jessica-simpsons-weight/]

I mean, come on, people. The average size woman is, what, a 14? Fuck I don’t even care what average is. All I’m saying is if AVERAGE is 14, size 8 is NOT FAT. (oh and by the way, neither is size 16)

Yes, we need to be healthy blah blah blah. It’s really easy to argue from that point. The problem is, our idea of “healthy” is twisted and perverted. Healthy no longer means good cholesterol and low blood pressure (not until you’re 65 or 70 at least). Healthy has been so fucking perverted that now it means you have to be a size 4 with a flat stomach and dres a lil nastay. Because if you aren’t dressin’ nastay, you got something to hide. And if you got something to hide, you’re obviously not healthy. (While I may be using slang to make this point seem ridiculous, it’s only because it is in fact so ridiculous using my big girl language seems insulting to language.)

I’m not trying to dog anyone who struggles with their weight or body issues. Absolutely not in a million years. I understand, oh how I do, that we’re under constant pressure to maintain that oh so very slim figure, and of course, to show it off in ways deemed adequate by more societal standards.

SPEAKING OF PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH BODY ISSUES:

Tyra, Tyra, Tyra… you were so adamant about people kissing your “fat ass” when pictures surfaced in tabloids about your (beautiful) added (beautiful) pounds. Good for you. You owned your curves, your curvy matter on top of your curves, and your history in the modeling industry.

And now you’ve lost 30 pounds and are running around flaunting it in New York photo shoots, showin’ off your back side.

That’s great and all, but what happened to the ranch dressing, ice cream loving, you can kiss my fat ass Tyra? I have a feeling that Tyra was in fact struggling with body issues (admit it, talk about it, get over it together, and repeat), and Tyra minus 30’s confidence and showcasing seems to be making that quite clear.

More on eating disorders later….