The 'F' word
Michael Buble has lost a lot of weight. What an accomplishment. Good for him! Right?
The net is burning up with comments about Buble's weight loss. Seems most women DON'T like this new look for Michael. They liked him chubby. And people use a lot of words to describe Buble's pre-weight loss body: huggable, plump, cute. But NOT FAT. No one used the word FAT.
Now let's turn the tables. Lady Gaga is photographed last week, looking a little curvier than usual. She gained 25 pounds over the summer. The comments were fast and furious. And some people described her as FAT.
What interests me most? The use of the word FAT. When we say someone is too skinny, it's critical, but it's not hateful.When we say someone is FAT, there's a hateful edge. Especially, when describing a woman. Why is that? Why does society hate FAT women so much?
Fat isn't always a bad word.
What does a bird want? A big FAT worm.
Who's the cutest baby? The FAT baby.
What's the yummiest peach? The FAT and juicy, one.
Want a big FAT raise? Yeah, you do.
This summer Nat and I discussed a story, in which researchers found that stressed men are more attracted to overweight women. The research included pictures of the women, and some of the women where FAT. And that's what I said. I could have said overweight, plus size...etc. etc. But I didn’t.
And I heard from many, many listeners. They were shocked and hurt that I would describe these women as FAT.
I did not mean to be hurtful. But I did mean to use the word FAT.
I don't want mean people to have the last word, on the word FAT.
I want to take the word FAT, back!!!!!!!
Fat isn't perfect...but FAT is ok.
Can you tell I've got FAT on my mind? This is a big issue for me. I've been fit and I've been FAT.
I feel better fit, so, I'm back on the 'Pound A Day' program with Dr Polo.
But honestly....even when I'm FAT I don't hate myself.
And you shouldn't hate me either!!!!
(This blog is dedicated to: Sandy M. Thank you for a great conversation about the “F” word)