Topic: thin

A Woman Explains Why She Chooses To Be Fat

A Woman Explains Why She Chooses To Be Fat

People “choose” to be skinny all the time. At least we’re supposed to think they can. You can’t really watch television without an advertisement enthusiastically telling you that you can make better choices and choose to be thin! And many people, especially women, buy into that. That’s probably because they receive a tremendous amount of societal pressure to be skinny. So what happens if you just decide that you’re going to choose to be obese? More »

Reminder: Skinny Can Be Healthy, Too

Reminder: Skinny Can Be Healthy, Too

With all eyes on Arrested Development on this week’s Internet, Portia de Rossi has garnered a fair amount of chatter, owing mostly to how different her character, Lindsay Bluth-Funke, looks in the new season. And into every discussion of lightened eyebrows, bad wigs and possible plastic surgery, someone inevitably unfavorably mentions her size. More »

Ways Your Fat Friends Are Conspiring To Make You Fat, Too

Ways Your Fat Friends Are Conspiring To Make You Fat, Too

The Telegraph wants to remind you, once again, that your fat friends are making you fat. They report:

In 2007, a study of more than 12,000 people by the Harvard Medical School and the University of California found those with obese friends or siblings were at a greater risk of becoming overweight.

It reported that an obese person’s friends were 57 per cent more likely to put on weight alongside them than those surrounded by slimmer people.

The takeaway from these studies always seems to be “ditch your fat friends, shun them, surround yourself only with models? Why? BECAUSE THEY ARE CONSPIRING TO MAKE YOU FAT. I’ve thought about a few ways they might be doing this: More »