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Old 05-15-2015, 02:55 PM
 
Location: galaxy far far away
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Anyone following her? Interesting story and photos.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashapiro009/...el#.ugVNgEzv3N

caution: language.

Well, at least with heavier and more realistic models, I can stop throwing things at the TV and yelling, "Someone get that girl a cheeeeeezeburger!" I'm so tired of those sticks with arms and legs they call Runway models. Those girls all look like they're about to keel over from starvation. Maybe the pendulum has to swing far to the other side in order for it to come back to moderation.

This is a good couple of paragraphs from that article - good food for thought. As my Dad used to say, "Consider for a moment that everything you believe to be true is wrong. Then listen to information that varies from your closely held beliefs. It's a great way to grow. You'll have a better grasp of the world that way."

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A female social media phenomenon who displays her body for a living is guaranteed catnip for internet trolls. Holliday gets around 1,000 offensive comments a day, she says. She’s gotten death threats in the mail. Her search results on Reddit are too horrifying to discuss.


Fat-shaming dates back to at least the late 1800s, when aristocrats used body weight as a way to distinguish themselves from the lower classes. Now many body-positive activists say it’s one of the last openly accepted forms of discrimination in this country. “Society still thinks that it’s OK to bully people that are overweight, and that by bullying people we’ll lose weight,” says Holliday. If you’re skeptical, imagine a reality TV show like The Biggest Loser except with coaches pushing ***** people to become straight.


A 2008 study in the International Journal of Obesity found that people reported size discrimination more often than sexual orientation and almost as frequently as race and age discrimination. Women report more discrimination than men, and at lower body BMIs. Also, incidences of weight discrimination went up 66% between 1995 and 2005, and that’s after controlling for the fact that there are more overweight people than ever before.
and this as well

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People love to accuse Holliday of celebrating obesity, which, in a way, she is. She refers to a body-positive meme that gained popularity last year: “How to get a bikini body: Put a bikini on your body.”


“I want to show people that it’s OK to be in a bigger body, feel sexy, and not feel ashamed,” she says. As Baker and other body-positive activists see it, a happy fat woman like Holliday is not only an anomaly, but she’s also a threat to our long tradition of telling women what to do with their bodies. She’s a threat to a system that survives by selling happiness and health. In this light, Holliday is doing something very radical by saying she doesn’t care.

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Old 05-15-2015, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Sorry but she is no better than anorexic models, both promote unhealthy standards. I am glad that she is comfortable in her own skin but obese/fat is not healthy and shouldn't be celebrated.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:04 PM
 
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I'm sure I'll get flack for this but I think it should be said: All these "skinny as rails" models is a gay man thing. Go up to any straight male and show him a picture of these anorexic "models" and ask if they find them attractive I'll bet my life savings you won't (unless you get the extremely rare guy that has some sort of fetish). It's really absurd to me that the fashion industry isn't run and dominated by women, who, IMO are the only ones qualified to actually set up and organize this kind of industry.

Even though sure women being skinny has always been popular this whole "Get models with the bodies of little boys" is completely a homosexual male desire. Again, please, find me a straight man that actually watches them and gets all hot and bothered over it, I dare you.

In contrast look at Playboy mags (not that I ever really look at them but I know what kind of women they have), they're usually quite busty, look to be in great shape, certainly quite fit etc.

Sorry, but it just bugs me that women actually think men, or straight men I should say actually likes this **** when the whole body of boy is something gay men fawn over, so don't blame men as a whole because we certainly aren't interested.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:30 PM
 
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in my opinion, she is no different than an anorexic model, just the opposite end of the spectrum. The woman is not just obese, she's morbidly obese. The fact that she is a model doesn't make that any better. I don't find anything remotely appealing about her. But hey....it's not my body and not my eventual bad health. If she likes it, so be it.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:35 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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There have been threads about her before, and every time they post a pic, she's more obese than before. She's now on the verge of morbidly obese. The tatoos don't help her image, either.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:36 PM
 
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If she has such a "f* it" attitude why didn't she provide the readers with weight when she gave her height and dress size?
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I've got no issues. People of all sizes need cute clothes they feel good in. But I am not so sure 22 is an accurate size for her.

Models should represent a wider range of sizes, styles and ethnic groups.
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Old 05-16-2015, 12:13 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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As a plus-sized woman, it's a lot more helpful to see clothes on a model that size than on a size ten model.

I do think she looks bigger than a 22 but that might be because her arms are quite large and her bust is small for a woman that size.
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:18 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Eh, looks like a lot of women around here.
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:30 AM
 
Location: some where in the old USA
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why care how much she weight?
why care what dress size she is wearing?
She is happy that count
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