Feminism promotes obesity: Extremely overweight actress Chrissy Metz is “inspiring”

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This is “inspiring”

Chrissy Metz is an actress who is 5’4” and weighs 400 pounds according to bodymeasurement.org. The CDC has a body mass index (BMI) calculator that measures Chrissy’s BMI as 30.0 and above – she is obese. Her normal weight range should be 108 to 145 pounds.

People who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. According to Stanford Health Care, because of Chrissy’s obesity she is also subject to bone and joint disease, heart disease, sleep apnea, cancer, and metabolic syndrome (a clustering of medical conditions).

Yet in today’s society, “body shaming” is taboo. Thanks to feminism, we are told to be inclusive, body accepting, body positive, loving, and blah, blah, blah.

The “fat acceptance movement” and “fat feminism” do nothing to promote healthy women. To accept an obese body is to imply that one has no control over their behaviors. Our bodies are changeable and an obese person should be able to accept that truth. By resigning themselves to the impression that their bodies can’t be changed, they just perpetuate victimhood.

How about telling the truth for once? Chrissy is obese and there is nothing inspiring or empowering about that.

From Yahoo: The fashion industry is becoming more inclusive — at a snail’s pace, perhaps, but with palpable momentum behind the march of progress. It’s largely thanks not to the industry itself but to everyday people, whose beauty and bodies have long been overlooked and who have now stepped forward, demanding to be seen.

Chastity Garner and CeCe Olisa are two of those people, and they’ve stepped into view first as plus-size lifestyle influencers and bloggers and presently as founders of the popular annual event known as theCURVYcon. Now in its third year, the body-positive, curve-embracing event will take place in New York City on Sept. 8 and 9, bringing designers, fitness experiences, influencers, and speakers to town — including none other than Chrissy Metz, who stars on This Is Us, to deliver the keynote address (you heard it hear first, folks). Another first? TheCURVYcon will be live-streamed on Yahoo Style, bringing insightful conversation to millions of people who can’t make the IRL event.

Olisa and Garner are dedicated to promoting visibility of different body types within the plus-size world. That, in addition to Metz’s Emmy nomination, made the beloved actress the ideal woman to represent theCURVYcon this year. “A lot of times, in our space, the women who are celebrated are hourglass women — they’re a size 10 to 14, like the perfect version of a ‘plus-size’ woman,” Garner tells Yahoo Style. “I feel like [for] having size diversity and getting out of that hourglass shape, Chrissy Metz is a great representative for that. We love Ashley Graham, but she’s definitely the poster child of what a plus-size model ‘should’ look like. Someone like Chrissy Metz, her body type is a little bit different — we’re so happy to celebrate that.”

Olisa adds: “Representation is so important, and just seeing people who look like you anywhere is great. So when the hottest show on television has a very visibly plus-size girl who is cute, and falling in love, and doing her thing on the show, it’s inspiring.

While current conversations might make it easy to believe that such a space for plus-size women has always existed in the fashion community (during New York Fashion Week, no less), the reality is that it’s a recent phenomenon, spurred on by Garner and Olisa’s insistence that the industry make room.

“If inclusion isn’t happening by invitation, then we’re just going to move in ourselves,” Olisa tells Yahoo Style.

Read the rest of the story here.

DCG

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22 responses to “Feminism promotes obesity: Extremely overweight actress Chrissy Metz is “inspiring”

  1. So post-modern feminism now celebrates obesity? This is yet more evidence that liberalism is a severe mental disorder. At 5′ 4″ and 400 lbs., Chrissy Metz isn’t just obese, she’s morbidly obese (medical term).

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  2. You’re turning violet, Violet!

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  3. Chrissy is MORBIDLY obese, a condition that has dire health
    consequences and mobility impairment. The obsession with female
    thinness in the last few decades is discriminatory and even unhealthy.
    Can one ask for moderation? However, to celebrate morbid
    conditions and unhealthy behaviors like homosexuality is a sign
    of a dying and decadent society not long to remain on this earth.

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  4. Oprah, help that woman!

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  5. Hey, let’s take that acceptance and diversity further. Let’s celebrate the bed ridden, who are too fat to get out of bed. Maybe some stylish pajamas, and a cute “rag on a stick” for some daily clean ups.

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  6. It was unhealthy to push the skeletal figures of models and it is just as unhealthy to make obesity attractive. Is there no such thing as middle ground anymore? Must everything be to the extreme. Too skinny is not attractive nor healthy. Too fat is also not attractive and not healthy. I don’t care how much you try to distort the truth being obese is not attractive nor is it healthy and anyone that promotes it is dangerous.

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  7. “…the reality is that it’s a recent phenomenon, spurred on by Garner and Olisa’s insistence that the industry make room.”

    Yeah, and lots of room, if you’re going to have to fit this kind of blubber in! What kind of sick mentality are these fools promoting? People this size are very close to being bedridden, unable to work anywhere or even to take care of themselves. This is a prescription for a life lived alone and ended young, by high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, diabetes, and heaven knows what other horrors.

    If morbid obesity is so “inspiring”, why do we never see women this size on the catwalk in fashion shows, or on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition? Because they know that nobody will buy it!

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  8. Any questions?:

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  9. This is the point at which you turn to her and say, “go bake me a pie!” (sarc):

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  10. Enough with the glandular problems, exercise, skip a meal or get your jaws wired shut, drink anchovies malts with a fleck straw. There’s a video for that.

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  11. LOL – Anybody got a harpoon?

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  13. This is a sad thing, as Brackenkaren said there doesn’t seem to be any middle ground, but then as C.S. Lewis pointed out: “the devil sends errors in pairs of opposites” (paraphrased because I can’t recall the exact quote at the moment) anorexia & bulemia is promoted, openly, so is being terribly overweight, both are eating disorders and bad for health… but worse yet, is these so-called doctors & other promoters of “BMI”, which has absolutely nothing to do with health or medicine… that is to say, the public is being snookered into another generalizing trick that promotes bad health etc. (And also seems to generate extra cash for the medical-associated cartels, both of insurance industries & pharmaceutical corps.) This was cooked up by one Adolphe Quetelet, an astronomer, mathmetician, and statistician, with no background in health or medicine (therefore making his math trick, at best useless, and at worst, harmful, and showing he has no qualifications. He himself said it was not to be used to gauge the “fatness” of an individual, as well.) around 167+ years ago. It doesn’t take into account nutritional intake or anything else of value, and is being exploited at present to push eating disorders openly, with participation of the medical community no less… which is ridiculous because anyone with a Medical Doctorate should know you can’t determine what is healthy for a person from a mathematics trick which has no bearing on physical reality. They should similarly know to not use it.

    The way it is used these days also exploits mankind’s corrupted tendency to generalize based on insufficient data, or in other words “here do this easy math test, and it tells you how healthy you are.” when the reality is far more involved & detailed than that.
    Also based on “BMI”, the mathematician apparently wanted women “short” 120 lbs and waif-like. One might notice that is a stereotypical model pushed since the 20’s and before. Suffice it to say, it is disturbing, and a real shame that the U.S. pushes this quackery, pretending it is something legitimately scientific & advanced.

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  14. I’m surprised there aren’t several smaller women orbiting her.

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  15. Chrissy Metz makes Rosie look anorexic.

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  16. DCG, love the quote you wrote under the pic! 😂

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  17. There is a typo, the caption should be “This is Perspiring”!
    The only ‘inspiration I have after looking at this very unhealthy woman is- NO MORE DONUTS FOR MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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