Number of the Day

Two: The number of online adverts I've seen today featuring fat women for no reason, i.e. they weren't the "before" shots in diet pill ads or models for fancy new glucosometers or stock photos pulled to advertise a hot cover story on the Obesity Epidemic. They were just random people, there because a picture of a person was needed.

One was something about weddings. I don't remember what the other one was. Some kind of people-finder, I think.

It's tragic that seeing in a single day two fat women in advertisements where their fatness, or even more specifically their fat-womanness, wasn't somehow related to the product being advertised should be so very remarkable to me.

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