Join Date: July 2005
Turning vixens into victims
I saw the cover blurb that you mention, and was sickened by it. Can you imagine how much damage such a message must do to a plus-size woman who is borderline confident, and then suddenly is told that "America hates" her?
All that this can do is take away a young woman's vixen mentality, and replace it with a victim mentality.
The only kind of thinking that could produce such an insidiously anti-plus message is diet-industry thinking, which is trying to say to plus-size women, "Starve yourself, torture yourself, and then you won't be 'hated' anymore." (Whereas they never were "hated" in the first place -- except by the curve-o-phobes who devise covers blurbs like this.)