Feminists get it wrong: Study finds that normalization of plus-size fuels obesity epidemic

chrissy metz

Chrissy Metz contributing to the “empowerment” of obesity.

Shocker, not.

I warned the feminists/SJWs that there is NOTHING healthy about obesity. See the following:

They didn’t listen to me.

From Inquisitr: A new study warns that the media “normalization” of plus-size body types may be fueling the obesity epidemic.

Research analysis of data gathered from 23,460 British people who are overweight or obese revealed that overweight individuals are increasingly underestimating their weight.

The study says people who think they’re thinner than they actually are 85 percent less likely to try to slim down compared to those who accurately estimate their true size.

The results, which were published in the medical journal Obesity, show that the number of overweight individuals who chronically underestimate their size has increased between 1997 and 2015: from 24.5 percent to 30.6 percent in women and 48.4 percent to 57.9 percent in men.

The study suggests that being bombarded with images of “plus-size” models may be leading people to assume that being overweight or obese is the new normal so they feel less incentive to lose weight.

The study was conducted by Dr. Raya Muttarak from the University of East Anglia and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria. Dr. Muttarak’s research also shows that minorities and the less-educated segments of the population are more likely to underestimate their weight.

The research sheds new light on alarming statistics indicating that 63 percent of adults in the U.K. are overweight or obese.

In the United States, an estimated 160 million Americans are either obese or overweight (the total U.S. population is about 326 million). Nearly 75 percent of American men and more than 60 percent of women are obese or overweight, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Dr. Muttarak said retailers who are trying to cash in on the skyrocketing plus-size population are partly responsible for the “normalization” of obesity. “Seeing the huge potential of the fuller-sized fashion market, retailers may have contributed to the normalisation of being overweight and obese,” Dr. Muttarak wrote. “While this type of body positive movement helps reduce stigmatization of larger-sized bodies, it can potentially undermine the recognition of being overweight and its health consequences.”

Over the years, the fashion industry — which has long exulted super-skinny models — has been blamed for fueling body dysmorphia and the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia. Now it seems the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction.

Dr. Raya Muttarak’s study does not condemn obesity or say overweight people shouldn’t be happy with themselves.

It’s more of a sobering wake-up call about the health consequences of excess weight, which increases the risks of diabetes, early mortality, heart disease, dementia, and cancer. “The continuing problem of people underestimating their weight reflects unsuccessful interventions of health professionals in tackling the overweight and obesity issue,” Muttarak wrote.

h/t Breitbart

DCG

46 responses to “Feminists get it wrong: Study finds that normalization of plus-size fuels obesity epidemic

  1. Well, if we say smoking cigarettes is perfectly OK, of course there’d be more smoking. But you can never criticize or disagree with the Left, which is one of the defining attributes of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

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  2. “Weird Al” Yankovic – Funny Fat Song

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  3. I see this as just another part of the de-population agenda. Healthy American males are bombarded with GMO foods meant to change DNA, irradiated by cell phones, and pushed toward feminization by the metrosexual and transgender movements, just to name a few. And now, just in case a few of us still have the desire, ability, and healthy sperm count needed to reproduce, we’re facing an onslaught of fat chicks. Given a choice, what would any strong, virile, self-respecting American male prefer as a mate, a thin, attractive, intelligent woman who takes care of her body, or a mid-sized haystack who isn’t bright enough to know when to stop eating (or how many tattoos/piercings are just too many)?

    Sorry, PC crowd, just telling it like it is (was)…..

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  4. I hope the balloon woman doesn’t trip on a banana peel! First, will have to get a crane to lift her up, and a cleanup crew for the sh…. and lard, my oh my what a spread.

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  5. Try as hard as they can I just don’t believe men will accept this as beautiful or sexy. That”s going to take a helluva lot of rewiring. So far all of my circuits are functioning normally.

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  6. I can’t ever imagine getting horny enough to want to jump that. Fat ain’t all that.

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  7. I actually like Chrissy Metz…rather, I like the character, Kate, she plays on “The Story of Us”, a surprisingly good family drama aired on one of the networks. My sister talked me into watching, and I was surprised by how much I liked it. Imagine: a (mostly) white family who LIKE each other, with strong lead males. And no one’s transgendered!

    Oh, right: fat people. I’ve been very slim (“skinny”) my whole life. It wasn’t until after high school that I truly appreciated how lucky I was! All through school I was taunted for my weight: “Skinny Bone Jones”, “Dr. Bones McCoy”, “Pick Legs”, “Pirate’s Treasure” (sunken chest…ho ho, so funny!)…such inspired insults. Maybe the fat girls got picked on; I don’t remember witnessing it.

    I’m actually a little impressed that the media has held off promoting fatness for as long as it has. But we’re here: I bet “fat and ugly” will be the next big beauty fad…we skinny people will go the way of the white man: scorned, disdained, and unappreciated. Within 30 years, we’ll all be fat and moderately brown. (Maybe aliens are planning to raise us as livestock?)

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  8. That’s not plus-size.

    That’s blimp-size.

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    • No surprise here. Good is evil and evil is good. Swell up like a fat tick sow hog. Never mind self control and exercise. There was a time when farmers let their sows reach 600 lbs. At 250 lbs. now hogs are slaughtered. Farmers want to sell lean pork. Odd that swine will be healthier than women. These are strange times.

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      • Not to mention all the extra healthcare costs associated with being obese. Who subsidizes those? You know what I propose? New taxes. Now wait, hear me out. I propose we tax obese people. Since they’re more likely to run up the healthcare costs for everyone, why not charge them extra? I’m sure some actuary could come up with a per/lb rate that makes sense.

        Also, since a lot of us already have a soda tax, why not enact a coffee tax in those same jurisdictions? What’s the first (or second) thing people put in their coffee? Sugar! Tax ’em! And don’t tell me Splenda, that’s even worse. I propose taxing Splenda double. Thinner, healthier, more attractive people. That’s what we want, right?

        Let’s think outside the box folks!!

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        • I see your point, but I live with a couple of (very slim) ice cream eaters. Why tax them? If it wasn’t for all the fat in ice cream, they’d blow away in a stiff breeze.

          😜

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          • If they’re slim, my proposal won’t tax them. My tax would apply only to obese people.

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            • Oh! and who exactly defines “obese” I had a young doctor some years ago tell me that I should not weigh over 168 #…. SHITE! I haven’t weighed 168 since tenth grade! I was my strongest and most fit from about 23 to 36 and weighed 195 the whole time…… I have no desire to see or date or see fat people….. but we get on dangerous ground whence we begin taxing (or killing) people based on some “administrator’s” decision. I am pretty sure the killing will begin sooner than later.
              “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

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              • I’m with you…I don’t want anyone deciding what’s fat and what isn’t for me, except maybe my doctor, and then only between the two of us.

                I don’t like the idea of taxation in any sense. It’s theft, plain and simple. And history has shown (over and over again) that if they tax you today, they’ll tax me tomorrow.

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                • Yep. “Go right on through the gate lady. Turn right at the first chute and follow it down to the scales. Bring your weight ticket back and we’ll settle up”. Sounds normal for California. They’ve taxed everything else.

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                  • Obesity is like porn. It can’t be defined, but you know it when you see it. Notice I didn’t say tax “fat” people, I said tax “obese” people. There’s a difference, and despite anyone’s objections, obese people ARE a drain on our medical system and drive the cost up for everyone else.

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                    • “Obesity is like porn. It can’t be defined”

                      Not true. The Centers for Disease Control classify a body mass index (BMI) of between 25 and 29.9 as “overweight,” anything above that as obese:

                      “Normal weight” means a BMI of 18.5–24.9
                      “Over weight” means a BMI of 25.0–29.9
                      “Obesity” means a BMI of 30.0–34.9
                      “Severe obesity” means a BMI of 35.0–39.9
                      “Morbid obesity” means a BMI of 40 or over

                      BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s mass (weight) by the square of his or her height, typically expressed either in metric or lbs. and inches. This is the formula:

                      BMI = mass (lb) ÷ (height in inches)² x 703

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                    • Fat…er, obese, people are “a drain on our medical system” the same way cigarette smokers were. However, they’re only a drain if other people are forced to pay for their medical costs.

                      I’m against ANY unwarranted aggression (that is, any act of aggression against another or his/her property not taken directly in self defense). Forcing the “community” to shoulder the burden of healthcare for ANYONE, whether healthy or not, is aggression, plain and simple.

                      I understand that healthcare costs are outrageously inflated; it’s because of many factors, including government intervention, overuse, licensing issues, and other regulatory burdens, to name just a few.

                      Look into the history of medicine in the US; again, we’ve been had.

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                    • @Recynd: In 2012, I lived in a state that had a ton of damage from one particular hurricane, mostly to folks who lived on streams which overflowed and leveled anything in their paths. My house wasn’t one of those, thankfully. However, when I got my home insurance bill for the next year, it had gone up about 35%. I called my insurance company, who said my rates went up because of the hurricane damage. I said that I had no damage. Their response was that they spread the cost of everyone’s claims over all their policyholders in the state. Fair? No. Fact? Yes.

                      Whether you want to acknowledge it or not, the same thing happens with healthcare. To some degree, the young and healthy subsidize the others who use the services far more often… the elderly, those with expensive drug needs, and yes, the obese, just to name a few. It’s the same with auto insurance, life insurance, and Social Security. The cost gets spread around no matter how little benefit you get individually out of the system.

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                    • “Insurance” has become quite the racket, but if participation is voluntary, it’s a good way to mitigate costs, and I’m all for it. My issue with taxation (and “mandatory insurance”) is that there is no choice in the matter: if you don’t pay, you go to jail (and if you fight, worse).

                      When one entity has the power to compel the behavior of another, that’s too close to slavery for my liking.

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        • I drink coffee every day…… NO cream… NO sweetener…… NO COFFEE TAX! Want to tax sugar? Go for it. Fook Splenda!
          “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

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          • Too funny. It’s okay to tax everyone else’s vices of all shapes, sizes, and colors, but NO COFFEE TAX!!! I didn’t even SAY tax coffee, I said tax the sugar and tax Splenda double.

            Nevertheless, I wrote my coffee tax post to make you THINK, not simply react. My pappy always said, God gave us two ears but just one mouth, and there’s a reason for that.

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    • Yeah, I think she’s from Lakehurst.

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  9. I wonder how long it’ll take the fashion designers to cash in on this new tidal wave and they’re going to need a new design for cars,caskets and airplane seats to support these tub of lards!!!

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  10. I always felt that “fat acceptance” and normalization means “I give up” And anything goes….Do what thou wilt, as a famous satanist and the liberal left seem to believe.

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  11. Just a thought: go back and watch a bunch of 1950-1970s-80s movies & TV shows. Even if you “correct” for 20 or 30 lbs ( a lot!) difference between the “Hollywood Ideal” and yourself/your colleagues at the time…..the difference between then and now is STILL hideously apparent in weight/ phenotype/appearance. Personally, I see “”Grease” and “Saturday Night Fever” as the hallmarks of phenotype for the era in which we embraced daily exercise and the beginnings of healthy diet-intake….Watch and be amazed at the difference between then and now, even with the SAME exercise and dietary goals/ideals…..

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  12. Gluttony is a spiritual problem.
    They need to fill up the void in their soul, so these people are trying to fill the emptiness with food. It’s destructive on so many levels; not only to the individual, but the greater society too.

    This is a new problem humankind has not really had before. Not just recent history, but looking back throughout the ages. The vomitoriums of ancient Rome come close… but this obesity problem might be even worse.

    Many folks have a strange relationship with food nowadays.

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  13. Oh. And fat people make so many ridiculous excuses to justify their fatness, never hitting on the correct reason : spoon in mouth!!

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    • Ha, Canadian. I had to laugh aloud at your comment about “spoon in mouth” disease….in remembrance of my dearly-beloved/departed Dad who used to blame obesity on the “elbow disease.”” His theory was that, if you could not bend your elbow….food could not make its way to your mouth. Obesity, he opined, was the result of too many elbows bent on the way to the mouth—laden with food. Makes a lot of sense to me even today 🙂 To heck with wiring your jaws shut or joining a hundreds’ of dollars per month food delivery club (that tastes WORSE than middle school cafeteria food)….just make your elbows inoperative (cast them, slip on a pcv pipe, tie them behind your back at meal times…….whatever) and you’ll eat only what you can sip through a straw or gulp like a pig off a plate with your face…..

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  14. One more comment here: People need to realize that allowing their children to become fat is a form of child abuse.

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  15. Make. It. Stop.

    I’m over the moon to finally share- This is totally surreal to see a fat body on the cover of a health magazine 😭🙏🏻 Thank you Self for changing the game with me! 💕 RP @selfmagazine We’re thrilled to share our first ever digital cover, featuring model, author, and fat-positivity activist Tess Holliday (@tessholliday). From editor-in-chief @carolynkylstra’s editor’s letter: “Holliday identifies as a fat woman; we chose to give her a platform because she has insightful things to say about thriving in a world that devalues bodies of size. We also chose to feature her because size representation is necessary, especially for a national health media brand that can help guide the conversation about what it means to be healthy and how to make health accessible. You don’t know how healthy or unhealthy a person is just by looking at them, you don’t know what their health goals and priorities are, and you don’t know what they’ve already done or are planning to do for their health going forward. And moreover, you should know that concern trolling—using a person’s perceived health to justify making them feel bad about themselves—isn’t just counterproductive, it’s abusive.” — Photographer: @catherineservel, Wardrobe Styling: @marpeidro, Hair: @christianmarc at @forwardartists using @randco, Makeup: @kristinhilton at @thewallgroup, Manicure: @nailsbyemikudo at @opusbeauty | #TeamSELF #effyourbeautystandards

    A post shared by T E S S 🔥 (@tessholliday) on

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    • But does she have lots of pit hair? This is “perfect”. Let’s deify obesity. Eat like a pig, die young. That’ll show ’em! Mirrors are a symptom of toxic masculinity.

      “I’m fat but it’s your fault for not finding me attractive”. I wonder if they charge extra for a tattoo on an arm like hers?

      Well, we should encourage this. They’ll kill themselves off before they have a chance to reproduce. She’s why I see so many of her species wheezing their way from their cars into the electric carts at the WalMart, where they cruise “Elephant Walk” (that’s the snack section) stuffing bag after bag of potato chips and diet drinks into the little basket.

      These people have made their own reality. I wish they’d just go away somewhere to live in it.

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  16. Anita Sweater

    I’m sorry, but all I see is a person that not only cannot see their feet, but how do they wash them? How do they reach anything private to clean it? Yuch.

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  17. I hear that Omar the Tent Maker is getting filthy RICH!

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