I don’t accept this

Fat as the new normal.

I’m all for women being comfortable with their bodies (limiting this discussion to women, because it was women discussed in the article), but for fat to be accepted as normal?  Nope.  I’m not down with that.  Should women being face a deluge of unrealistic images of “perfect” bodied women?  No.  Should the be pressured to conform to that unattainable (for the most part) ideal?  No.  Should they be made to feel shameful about their bodies?  No.  Not in a bad sense.  But should there be societal pressure for them to lose weight for HEALTH reasons?  I think so.  Maybe this makes me an asshole, but to just let fat be normal/okay, I don’t know about that.  But this is definitely a bi-nodal thing.  More and more obsession with celebrity and impossibly skinny people.  But also an ever increasing focus and emphasis on health.  Here’s to hoping health wins out.

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