NY Daily News: Being obese can lead to less sex – and poorer sexual health: study
Sociological Images: roundup of pro-anorexia t-shirts.
(That NY Daily News study raised a whole boatload of issues, like how obese women have a harder time finding partners but obese men don’t, which, you know, hello double standards. Still though, can we talk about how, much like how women are presented with a virgin/whore definition of their sexuality, our society has so skewed what our weight/bodies should look like that we’re left with this really weird dichotomy of obese vs anorexic? Like, show a little cellulite on the thighs and all of the sudden you’re on the cover of US Weekly with a big red circle around your jiggly parts. Start a new diet or exercise routine? You’re on the cover again, only with SCARY SKINNY written in big red letters across your hip bones. Not that real life is like an actual issue US Weekly or anything but I get so sick of this obsession with weight that we can all fall into, especially when you know in 20/30/40/50 years you’re going look at pictures of yourself now and be like “Damn I looked so good! What was I worried about? Why was I not naked all of the time!?”)
(Also, to be clear, I’ve got no hate for the NY Daily News. My first journalism teacher was also an editor there. But you can’t deny they’ve been providing a wealth of material lately.)