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Old 01-28-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: USA
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Her shape isn't all that unique. I see both men and women who have this huge abdomen hanging down in front of their body and in back. It's a sad situation and I realize they have eaten themselves into it and can't go through what it takes to get rid of it. Oprah can lose weight, but, can't seem to keep it off. I know women who want to be overweight, because they think it makes them appear younger. They have told me that's what they think.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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I know women who want to be overweight, because they think it makes them appear younger. They have told me that's what they think.
Except that there's a difference between being a little chubby and thus not looking too wrinkled, and being very obese like this woman.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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If they're happy, I'm happy for them. But holy cow, that looks miserable and uncomfortable.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Imagine if you had to carry around 20 5# bags of sugar all day (imagine if you had to carry only 2), how awful it would be.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Yes but these are not the only two options. She could be average sized and happy. Or skinny and happy. Or morbidly obese and miserable. And many many other combinations. I think its a terrible message.
The woman doesn't have big hips.. she's obese. I don't see how anyone could be happy haulding all that weight around everywhere.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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And I thought I had "child bearing" hips...

I think it is a bit disingenuous to claim her "hips" are that large though and I say this as a rather rotund individual ! I think extraneous flesh is more likely the cause of her world record than the size of her bone structure...

I am glad that woman is happy with her body but it can never be construed as being healthy or desirable in a medical sense, surely. I do find it odd that there is such a thing as a "world record" in dimensions to be honest, there is something almost offensive, deeply voyeuristic and prurient about it all. By setting a record of any kind ( large or small, tall or short etc...) we are in essence still indulging our desires for "freak shows" IMO.

This to me by the way is not an offence on how she looks but more how society seems to either point the finger to denigrate or somehow embrace because it is so extreme. I would have thought seeing a skeletal "human record" of an anorexic would invite a different reaction.

I wish people would stop being "fattist" but I also wished we stop giving fame to people because of their size. Even negative fame is still fame. There is nothing to be feted about being that big nor is there about being anorexic....

Being that large is not healthy. This to me is not an issue of esthetics but of health. This Lady should not be judged because of her appearance and good on her for being confident and happy within herself but a"world record" ?!?! Seriously. I find it crass and tasteless quite frankly.
This. ^

Nothing to do with looks, but that is unhealthy.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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'nuff said
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:14 PM
 
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Bootilicious!!!!
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Caribbean
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Very sad...
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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Good for her!
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