nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Beyond Satire

I've believed for a long time that mainstream culture puts a disproportionate importance on not being fat. People sick with cancer get congratulated on losing weight. All too many doctors ignore fat patients' symptoms and just say "lose weight". The First Lady goes on The Biggest Loser to say that losing weight is really important, even though the show uses cruel and unhealthy methods.

Even so, I wasn't expecting this....
Diane Ford said her son’s biggest problem wasn’t substance abuse.

“He’s got a problem … he’s got a huge weight problem,” She said. She then went on to say how his whole outlook would change if he lost a little bit of weight.

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