Why is obese more acceptable than anorexic?

Katya Zharkova, Pus Size ModelToday I came across an article I found both shocking and appalling. I shouldn’t have found it that way, I know what the world is like today, it’s permeated by the “It’s everybody’s fault but mine” attitude especially in the west. But still I felt this article was way over the top even for today’s ultra liberal, feel good, everybody’s equal world. The article in question was “‘Most runway models meet the BMI criteria for anorexia’, claims plus-size magazine in powerful comment on body image in the fashion industry“.

Where to begin dissecting this complete and utter horseshit… Not that I’m a fan of your typical runway model, but neither am I a fan of fat, obese, entitled American and western bitches. But honestly, I find this article really begs the question “Why is it more acceptable to be too fat than too skinny?”

To get to the heart of the matter let’s examine some direct quotes from the article. Let’s start with this one:

One, printed alongside a photo of the Russian beauty holding a tape measure across her rear, reads: ‘Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23% less.’

Well, there are at least three different ways I can think of to go from the “average model” weighing 8% less than the “average woman” to weighing 23% less:

1.) The “average model” is getting skinnier
2.) The “average woman” is getting fatter
3.) Some combination of the first two

I haven’t done the research but I don’t really feel like I need to. Being that the authors didn’t expressly state number one, or better yet simply state “models today weigh 16% less than models 20 years ago” (note, 16% is how the math would work out if it’s 100% due to models getting skinnier) I’m willing to bet this has a lot more to do with number two than anything else. What do you think?

This caption on one of the pictures of their fat “plus size” (plus size is a euphemism for fat chick in case you didn’t know):

Body image: The Russian beauty poses with a tape measure around her rear alongside a statistic that shows how different models are from real women

So apparently models are not even “real women” anymore. What exactly are they then? I wonder what the “average model” will have to say about being labeled not a “real woman”?

Let’s have a look at what Plus-Size Magazine considers to be a “real woman”:

Katya Zharkova, Plus Size Model

Katya Zharkova, Plus Size Model

Let’s not sugar coat it now, this chick is fat. She has a pretty face, but she’s fat! She’s doesn’t have big bones, she’s not “full figured”, she’s just fat! Is she obese? Probably not but I don’t know, what’s the definition of obese these days? I bet it’s on a continually sliding scale upward though. It’s certainly not a stretch to say that obesity might be in her near to medium term future. This chick has rolls of fat on her back. That’s not called being “curvy” or “fuller figured”, it’s just fat. So why is that we should all attempt to redefine our concept of beauty to make fat girls feel better? Why is there no middle ground between anorexia and borderline obesity? What’s wrong with having a frank and open discussion about the fact that there are healthy ways and unhealthy ways to lose weight? Can we not show pictures of beautiful girls in magazines anymore without having to worry that all the “real women” will become anorexic or bulimic? Can’t these fat bitches just get on the treadmill for 30 minutes a day instead of puking up dinner or developing some sort of psychological problems (or both)?

Of course I know the answers to all these questions – no they can’t. In the west, we live in a world of “it’s everybody’s fault but mine”. You aren’t too fat, those stupid anorexic cunts on TV and in magazines are too skinny.

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  • venny

    that woman is not fat

  • Leadand

    I hope this isn’t the same Manuel Pfister whose Facebook profile is linked to on the side of this page, because that guy looks like a fat weakling who has no business criticizing anyone’s physical condition.

  • Richard

    I agree completely. The modern state of affairs where fat is acceptable is bullshit; there are as many health risks of being overweight as being anorexic.

    I find the quote amusing: “One, printed alongside a photo of the Russian beauty holding a tape measure across her rear, reads: ‘Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23% less.’”
    Funnily enough the size of a model hasn’t changed, just the average women has become fatter.

    I think models should remain as the status quo, not anorexic but slim. As obesity figures (in the UK at least) are expected to balloon, it will give people a change to see what a human being can look like.

  • Conrad Villanueva

    I don’t pity or respect fat people. They eat themselves into oblivion. They deserve the bad consequences of their actions. Life is unfair and cruel.

    People need to take care of themselves and their health. The nanny state can’t do that for you. I don’t respect or admire people who don’t give a shit about themselves.

    Fat people are simply disgusting to me. They are miserable people. Brutal honesty baby.

  • Average

    From what I have understand in America, a petite model is a girl shorter than 5’8″. A plus size model is a girl with hips greater than 34″. Nowhere near what a person not in the model industry person describe as petite or plus size.

  • herpina

    As a fat chick, I agree. But I don’t necessarily agree with anorexia, the goal should be to be healthy. It’s pretty simple.

  • Barbarian

    Fewer fat chicks, more traveling please.

  • Valentina

    I think a lot of people who are overweight actually dont see anything wrong with it since so many people in commercials on TV, adds in the stores and so on are overweight too. Its “normal”. Their neighbors, and people on the street look just like them so why change? Why do anything about it? I live in the Midwest now and its striking…especially when I come back from being out of the country. The media and advertising companies are encouraging the lifestyle with all the crap they are “feeding” America everywhere, everyday!

  • El Matador

    Ughhhhh! Too graphic. There needs to be a warning.
    So, this BS about the “average model”…..
    It means the fashion powers that be are hiring skinnier girls these days, not that anybody is getting skinnier.
    I promise you that the girls outside of the “fat countries”(You know who you are) are laughing at this campaign, enjoying their small portions of really good fresh food as they read actual books.

  • True stuff. There are groups out that there that are fighting back though. Pro anorexia groups (pro-ana for short) are gaining traction in the U.S. Of course they are condemned by feminists and the like.

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