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Depressing economic reality.....

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www.economist.com/christmas-specials/2022/12/20/the-economics-of-thinness

... even if you've known it all along, it is always depressing to read the uncomfortable truth spelled out in black-and-white.

If losing 65 pounds is still as effective as half a Master's degree in terms of raise in income for a (white) woman, then all discussions about body positivity, size acceptance and the like have indeed been futile. It also confirms that the stigma attached to being overweight in continuously increasing over time....

Side note - today, January 18th is considered the most depressing day of the year....
 
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