View Full Version : Quality of life ''very good'' for 90% of full figured

7th January 2010, 14:48
Sometimes the media can be so curve-o-phobic that they don't realize when their own reporting contradicts their claims.

Take this (http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/action/printArticle?id=1014471) article, for example. It reports as follows:

We may be f**, but at least we're happy.

Despite a majority of Queenslanders admitting to being "over"weight or ob***, most don't seem to care that much.

A survey of nearly 7000 Queenslanders in 2009 found that 84.6 per cent of the population rated their health as 'excellent', 'very good' or 'good'.

This was despite the fact Queensland Health's 'Self-Reported Adult Health Status Survey' also found that:

- 55.3 per cent of people were rated overweight or ob*** based on their Body Mass Index;
The article tries to spin this into a fear-mongering story about weight, but really, the information clearly indicates that the respondents overwhelmingly consider themselves to be in excellent health.

It doesn't even occur to the reporter that this means that being fuller-figured does not have the negative effects that press propaganda attributes.

But it gets better. The article adds:

The state-wide survey asked adults a range of questions, from average alcohol consumption to sun-protective behaviours and mental health wellbeing.

It found more than 90 per cent of respondents rated their quality of life as 'very good' (37.5%) or 'good' (53%).
So the quality of life of fuller-figured women is "very good." Again, the article doesn't realize the obvious- that the respondents' quality of life is high because they are not starving themselves, but are eating whatever they want and not punishing themselves for being curvy. By contrast, if the respondents were not full-figured, if they were thin and emaciated, then their quality of life would be abysmal.

And in a final irony, the article tries to turn this really favourable information about being plus-size into a negative by saying that those nonexistent health problems begin at 50.

Wrong. As various studies have shown (and here are two of them),


being full-figured is actually a health benefit later in life as well, as it "provides additional nutritional reserves that help people battling diseases." Being underweight becomes increasingly damaging in one's later years, while being full-figured becomes even more beneficial.

So confronted with the fact that women who are fuller-figured are both healthier and have a higher quality of life than those who are thin, the article tries to spin this into a negative; but basically, all it can say is, "But...they're 'over'weight!" Well, guess what? That means that they're happier and healthier- for that very reason.

And what's more, as the images on this site continually prove, they're more beautiful as well.

10th January 2010, 17:04
There are many places in the world where full-figured women are living happy, healthy lives. Unfortunately, in America, where the media machine has had a positively devastating effect on women, too many curvy gals have bought into the lie that they are second-class citizens. I see women every day wearing bulky, unattractive clothing, trying to hide the body they've been convinced is ugly. I speak to women who are afraid to date because they don't believe that any man would ever find them attractive. They feel guilty when they eat. They're self-conscious in social situations. But I think the worse part is they don't believe they deserve to be happy simply because they are not thin.

I think the only thing more tragic than women living this way are the countless women who are no longer living at all because they tried to emulate a lie. How many lives have to be destroyed or lost before we say, "ENOUGH!" As women, we have the power to put a stop to this. We start by supporting one another, by empowering one another. Instead of making snarky comments about another gal to gain a false sense of validation, we should lift each other up! As a full-figured sisterhood we could change the world we're living in. Women who stand together, united in self-love, don't buy magazines that demean them. We don't shop in stores that aren't happy to dress our big, beautiful bodies in the fabulous clothes we deserve. We don't stay with men who don't celebrate the lusciousness of our rounded thighs.

We cannot settle for being treated like second-class citizens anymore. The next time you're standing next to a curvy gal in line, pay her a compliment. Send an email to Torrid thanking them for proudly embracing us, their customer base. The next time you look in the mirror, remember that anyone who has a problem with how you look can keep their problem to themselves, because you love you, no matter what.

14th April 2010, 16:38
confronted with the fact that women who are fuller-figured are both healthier and have a higher quality of life than those who are thin, the article tries to spin this into a negative; but basically, all it can say is, "But...they're 'over'weight!" Well, guess what? That means that they're happier and healthier- for that very reason.

And what's more, as the images on this site continually prove, they're more beautiful as well.
It is truly remarkable how people can become so committed to an ideology that they cannot forsake it, even if empirical evidence shows their premises to be false.

This is similar to the most glaring flaw in Marxism--that it is based on a false view of human nature. Faced with evidence that people reject this ideology--that they attempt to escape from it, even at the peril of their lives--true-believer Marxists still cannot accept that their theory of human nature was wrong in the first place. They blame the people rather than the theory. Instead of thinking, "We must change our premise," they think, "We must change the people."

After the Soviet tanks came in to crush the anti-communist protesters in East Berlin in 1953, Bertold Brecht--a devout communist his whole life--was compelled to mutter that the Communist Party should "dissolve the people and elect another." Even he recognized that the system that he spent his life supporting was against human wishes, and that the people who were committed to it were shutting their eyes to the bare truth that human beings were not as their theory would have them be. For how could the people be rising up in a communist state, if this was supposed to be the workers' paradise, the ideal condition, the "end to history"?

Similarly, in this case, the weight-control zealots have become so deluded by their own thin-supremacist beliefs that they cannot accept contradictory facts when they are staring them right in the face. They have built an ideological empire based on the falsehood that full-figured women must be unattractive and unhappy, so even when indisputable evidence and first-hand testimony debunks their myths and proves their ideology to be false, they cannot accept it, and twist themselves into conceptual pretzels of evasions and rationalizations to avoid admitting the truth: that they were <i>wrong.</I>

And not only were they wrong, but their belief was the very <i>opposite</I> of the truth. Just as the "worker's paradise" of communism was, in fact, the very opposite of a paradise--hell on earth--so full-figured women are the opposite of what their thin-supremacist ideology posits them to be: they are, in truth, happy (not unhappy) and gorgeous (not unattractive). Meanwhile, the ideologues' prescription for well-being (starvation into an emaciated form) yields the exact opposite: ugliness and misery.

To paraphrase Nietzsche:<p><blockquote><i>"My theory is wrong," says my reason. "My theory cannot be wrong," says my pride, and remains inexorable. Eventually--reason yields."*</i></blockquote><p>The only shortcoming of the findings in the study that Kaitlynn discovered is that full-figured women still classify themselves as "over"weight, when in fact, as the results show, they are at just the <i>right</i> weight--to be healthy, fulfilled, and have an <i>excellent</i> quality of life.

Gorgeous Kelsey Olson (size 16) modelling for Torrid, 2008. The very picture of beauty.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kelsey/torrid132.jpg"></center>

*The original reads, <i>"I have done that," says my memory. "I cannot have done that," says my pride, and remains inexorable. Eventually--memory yields."</i> (From <i><a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0679724656/thejudgmenofpari" target="_blank">Beyond Good and Evil</a>,</i> 1886.)