Sports Illustrated Fattest Model - Hunter McGrady: Morbidly Obese or pleasingly Plump ?!

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  1. May 26, 2019 #61

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    Since "size" is being discussed, has anyone noticed the following?
    I m 6' tall. For many years I seldom saw a female who stood eye to eye. Now I see MANY young women who do.
    I went to a Target near a major university last week and was astounded by the number of women near my height and taller.
     
  2. May 26, 2019 #62

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    tmur,

    I also see many women six feet tall and over.

    Because of the industry that I'm in (biotech), I work with a lot of Asians. I'm always amazed (delightedly so!) when I see Asian women who are taller than I (and I am 5'9"). I'm also amazed to see a lot of tall Asians in general, who are the progeny of interracial marriages (Caucasian and Asian). Most recently I was visited by a former neighbor who is the daughter of such a couple. When she lived next door to me, she was a petite, scrawny child. When she visited me, she is now in college and taller than I. She looked like a supermodel -- tall, fashionably slender, and leggy!

    Tall -- really tall -- women are my passion! But as I complained and lamented, women, in general, desire and require a man taller* than they. "Grrl Power" and "Strong Woman" declarations and assertions to the contrary, heterosexual women still yearn for men who are . . . more equal -- they still marry (or partner) up.

    [​IMG]

    * And smarter and richer and more successful and stronger.
     
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  3. May 27, 2019 #63

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    Yeah the only reason I originally made that reference about 'SJWs' was because of the nonsense that Hunter McGrady was writing on the topic of inclusivity and all the wokeness going on at Sported illustrated . Actually it seems this term this was traditionally never considered a 'perjorative', but that started changing about 10 years ago with the ramping up of the intersectionality and related over the top grievance mongering on the progressive left from fools who like to throw out words like 'fascist agenda'
     
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    Does anyone else see the irony of Waldo calling for me to lay off the commentary? The lack of awareness is astounding. :rolleyes:

    Re your alibi for making that reference about SJW:


    "Social Justice Warrior" (abbreviated "SJW" . . .) is a term used to refer to liberals, progressives, feminists, and supporters of political correctness. The term is an appropriated one, generally used by the right wing as a negative snarl word, despite originally having positive connotations. It is commonly used by far right reactionaries as a toxic ad hominem [attack that] almost certainly raises a red flag that a pointless nonconstructive discussion will follow. -- https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Social_justice_warrior
     
  5. May 28, 2019 #65

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    Right, enough.

    No insulting each other, no name calling and no political talk. You aren't meant to talk about politics on here anyway.

    I'm deleting those last two posts. Stick to the actual topic and if you don't like each other, you have a block list.

    -moderator
     
  6. Jul 18, 2019 #66

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    Ive noticed women seem to be getting taller and men shorter.. could just be that now im looking for it though to prove im right lol
     
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    I love it when pin-ups gain weight gradually over time... Body positivity is slowly spreading more and more and becoming desirable to mainstream media
     
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    I am going to have to disagree with you here. Desirable - not at all, necessary is the correct word.
     
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    Reading through the chain of messages on this post is rather disappointing. Some of us remember a time when the largest woman in the SI swimsuit issue was like a size 2. While there is certainly a long, long way to go, it is fun to see some gradual shifts that reflect the progress that has been made over the last 30 years. This should have been a light hearted and fun discussion.....
     
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    I’m with you. While there is a much larger body positive presence today than ever before it is still a wildly small portion of the mainstream and big picture. And even in this era of accepting anything and everything and being expected not to judge for ANY decision or lifestyle a person pursues, it is still acceptable on a large scale to make fun of fat girls.

    We’ve come a long way but I think there is a long way to go before society legitimately treats bigger girls with the amount of dignity they deserve as equals. As humans. I swear though...to hear some people tell it you’d think being a fat girl was the single worst crime against humanity a person could commit!
     
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    Which translates itself into "I'm not using incendiary derogations in that way, but..."
     
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    I agree completely. I see this with people I respect sometimes. Many are quite well-educated and would describe themselves as liberal-minded and so on. One of my older friends who I respect for many of his insights on various political issues made an insulting and condescending comment about a fat woman he'd seen at the train station the other day. My level of respect dropped quite a few notches. In his case it might be a generational thing--he's 60ish. Still: he'd be quick as hell to call someone out on their racism. Not saying it's the same issue, or even that it's comparable. I just see a bit of cognative dissonance here.

    Anyway, what you say is true--it's shameful how society treaty fat people. Not to go on a ran, but I think the medical/diet industry has contributed to this big time. I think they tend to give people a justification for their intolerance.
     
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    The acronym "SJW" refers to a person who is an obsessive attention-seeker, to the point that they damage whatever cause they claim to advocate for, because of how ridiculous they make it look. It is not another word for a civil rights activist.

    And also, civil rights activists helped end segregation, but played little-to-no role in ending slavery. That was done by Abraham Lincoln.
     
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    I have noticed this change. There may be a chemical reason for it, but all we have so far to go on are correlations, which I don't consider proof, or even strong evidence.
     

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