CDC: Obesity Rate Slowing

Wait. So, does this mean we're not all going to spontaneously become victims of an Engorgio charm? Picture me shocked. Oh so shocked < /sarcasm >. Then picture me rolling my eyes aaaaaall the way into the back of my skull, my eye-roll is so epic.

It would be silly to pretend that obesity and the attendant health risks is the healthiest thing possible for a person. But I will argue until I'm blue in the face that scapegoating overweight and obese as lazy and expensive and dangerous to the public is not only irresponsible and cruel. It also steals from us the opportunity of looking at our culture and seeing what causes food and body imbalances at a collective level.


  1. Wait, we're not all going to asplode? Just last week, plus size models* were going to make us all fat- I can't keep up!

    *Size 6, natch.

  2. I dunno. Supoooosedly we're not, but I'm not sure if I believe it.

    I mean, if the government has been screaming at me for the last 10 years that the odds are that I'm a worthless fatty mcfatty, then really, what are the odds that they're right this one time? Unless It was all blown out of proportion to begin with? Or unless the whole Obesity: Crisis of the Millenium was manufactured because it's easier to pretend to solve than, like, terrorism or poverty or whatever?

    I mean, I just can't bring myself to believe that...


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