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Disney’s new exhibit accused of “fat shaming”

When you think of a fairy, you probably think of a slender sprite with delicate arms and legs and a thin waist. How else would her wings lift her, right? But Epcott’s new educational exhibit, called Habit Heroes, features a fairy named Snacker as one of its main villains. She loves to eat processed foods, and her figure shows it; double chin, buldging tummy and “cankles.”

Her accomplices include an equally round mobster, Glutton, and a couch potato named Lead Bottom. And of course the heroes are the vision of fitness and health, Will Power and Callie Stenics.  

This new exhibit has people in an outrage.

 “I just can’t believe somebody out there thought it was a good idea to pick up where the school bullies left off and shame kids on their vacation,” Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, an assistant professor of family medicine, told the Calgary Herald.

Others say that although teaching kids about healthy eating was the goal, it’s also teaching kids to hate fat people.

So is it also teaching kids to use guns, since during the first half of the exhibit, kids can use guns to shoot the cream puffs and other processed foods around Snacker with vegetable ammo?

People are distressed by reality. Everything is so carefully calculated, so politically correct now days. But you know what, if you eat processed foods, you get fat, you get morbidly obese.

It was clear in this exhibit that the characters got to their weight from eating processed foods, being inactive and eating too much. Not that they were just naturally bigger boned.

It’s ok to have a naturally thicker frame and if you’re eating healthy and exercising and still maintain that frame, then that’s okay. Health is beauty.

But nobody has a naturally obese frame.

Health problems in the U.S. are already escalating and they’re only going to get worse. “More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese,” according to the CDC.  And “obesity now affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States – triple the rate from just one generation ago.”

Food companies don’t care about you. Corporations don’t care about you. It’s all about the all mighty dollar, and it’s up to you to buy healthy foods and educate yourselves and your families.

And stop getting so upset when someone is called fat, who is actually fat.

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#FemalesOutHereShapedLike

As I am bumming around on Twitter today I notice the hashtag #FemalesOutHereShapedLike is trending. Too funny! I am enjoying reading what people have to say about the general shape of women. At first it starts out amusing and then I realize a disturbing trend; most of the responses depict women out of shape.

Here are some interesting comparisons:

1. The Michelin Man

2. A Bleach Bottle

3. Patrick Star and they think Niki Minaj

4. Hank Hill

5. Homer Simpson

7. A Bleach Bottle

8. They Permanently Pregnant

9. The iPhone 4s

10. The Kool-Aid Man

11. A Coke Bottle

12. Peter Griffin

13. The Android Logo

14. Angry Birds

15. Deformed Potatoes

16. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong

17. A “BMW” – “Body Made Wrong”

18. Upside Down Christmas Trees

19. The State of Texas

20. Meg Griffin

Either we have a serious obesity problem in America, or people just like calling women fat.

 

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Why are so many military wives fat?

He’s a female fantasy; A muscular Marine, shirtless. His tight body glistening with sweat, gun over his shoulder as he fights for our freedom.

Just because a man is in the military, people assume he’s fit. And since he’s fit and beautiful, then his wife should be too, right? I mean, beautiful people marry beautiful people and make beautiful babies. (Sense the sarcasm here.)

Well, if that’s the case, then why are so many miliary wives are fat? At least that’s what one serviceman asked on Yahoo! ANSWERS.

When I first stumbled upon the thread, I thought it was hilarious. As a military wife myself, I see so many overweight wives shopping at the commissary with a basket full of unhealthy food and kids begging for candy.

One poster referred to these women as having “‘fat wife’ syndrome.”

Then I thought of all the overweight men and women who are active duty. Sure there are PT tests they have to pass. But many of them fail and have to go to required training.

And then I thought of all the overweight people in America.

I felt guilty for thinking the thread was funny. It was a huge generalization. And stereotypes are never good.

I couldn’t believe some of the superficial posts that were made:

“I have some seen some heifers in the military wife pool. I stay skinny and sexy, gives me a reason to stay happy and makes my hubby even more attracted to me over the years. I am still a size 0, like the day we met. I often represent my hubby when we are together in public or functions. No one wants to a fat, ugly wife. I don’t think these ugly/fat women realize the teasing men get behind their backs for ugly wives.”

It’s doesn’t matter about a woman being “skinny” and “sexy.” Fit and healthy is what is should be about. I’m a slender girl, but there are many more women out there that weigh more than I do that are far more fit than I am.

Still, posters pressed on with a very valid point; Military wives are representing our country, therefore, they should be fit and healthy.

I can’t say I agree with this wholeheartedly. I think everybody should be representing America. We’re a laughing-stock with an obesity rate higher than other countries. I’m sure many of you have seen the picture of a fat woman sitting down with her thong poking out and a skinny hottie with a thong poking out side by side labeled, “the main difference between Europe and USA.”

Step up and cut back, America, literally. Take pride in your body, like you do in your country.

I'm sure many have seen this picture. "We're a laughing stock with an obesity rate higher than other countries."

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