Alek Novy mentioned the following article on BuzzFeed: This Is What The Average American Woman Looks Like In 2016 [NSFW]. Now, before all you horny guys click on that link, eager to rub one out, keep in mind that Alek responded to my article What it really means that the average American woman is a size 16.
The first line of the BuzzFeed article is “Damn hot, that’s what.”. As I scrolled down the list of examples of supposedly hot average American women, my stomach kept turning. Frankly, at first I thought the BuzzFeed article was excellent satire, but it eventually dawned on me that they were dead serious. Are they really trying to tell their readers that grossly obese women are “damn hot”, “super-confident in short skirts” or “slaying”? Yes, indeed they are. We are supposed to celebrate this. Looking at those pictures, probably some people feel tempted to celebrate the obesity epidemic in the Western world by putting a gun to their head.
The disconnect between reality (“if you are fat you are unhealthy and unattractive”) and the message being spread (“the fatter you are, the more beautiful you are”) reminded me of the batshit insane politics in Germany, where chancellor Angela Merkel recently said that Germans who are afraid of the islamization of Germany, including radical Islam, and the terrorist attacks, rapes, and general loss of safety in its wake should play Christian folk tunes on their recorder [German source].