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
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Dr. Eowyn
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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.

 
dkolb2010
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dkolb2010

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Funny Fat Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=t2mU6USTBRE

 
Lou Minati
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Lou Minati

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… Read more »

Alma
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Alma

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.

 
Mad Celt
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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.

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

 
Recynd77
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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.… Read more »

Dave
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That’s not plus-size.
That’s blimp-size.

 
Nancy
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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!!!

 
carl hassell
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carl hassell

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.

 
CalGirl
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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…..

 
Michelle
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Michelle

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.

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

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

 
Anita Sweater
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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.

 
mickjt
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mickjt

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