Maybe it's because we can't even walk through Target without being bombarded with ridiculous fat fear and skinny love as seen on this hilarious garden plaque….
What kind of person places this in her garden for all to see?
What kind of friend purchases this for her ole' pals so they can yuck it up together?
Why do we perpetuate this total and complete nonsense?
Why do we cover up pain with humor?
Why in the hell is this acceptable??
Plus, it's not like some Granny is widdling these things out for the local craft fair…this is Target for god's sake, the manufacturer of this product had to be damn sure they would sell a couple million of these in order to afford mass production. Think about that- our society has become this accustomed to making fun of FAT. This accustomed to female competition on body size, that it has become a complete and total joke.
And finally, how exactly am I to explain this statement to my 9 year old daughter without telling the damn truth?
"What does this mean mama?"
"Well honey, you must accept that our society is totally obsessed with being thin, so much so, that we pray about being a different person."
"What does that mean for me?"
"You are a loser if you are not thin, understood?"
"Can we buy a scale mama?"