Oh, you guys. Ohhhhh, you guys.
Fat and Health at Feministe
You may have already heard about this one, or read it. It got 124 comments before comments were closed *cough*, which about triples the comments Feministe guest posts usually garner. To quote one comment from notemily,
WHAT IS THIS I CAN'T EVEN--
I don't keep Feministe, Feministing, Jezebel, etc. on my blogroll, mostly because there's something about their tone that usually doesn't mesh with my reading style, which is not to make a judgment call on the blogs themselves, but is meant as a comment on my own reading preferences.
But when something like this piece of ignorant flippancy pops up on my radar? I've just got to point it out and say, really, people? Is this really what you want in your feminist blogs? (And judging by a good 3/4 of the comments, no, no it is not what you want in your feminist blogs.)
To read any of a number of sound arguments for why Monica's post is uninformed at best and sexist, hateful and classist at worst, simply read the comments. I really can't say it any better than some of the commenters have already done.