The Bonus Round: Skinny Shaming for Power & Profit!
This post is dedicated to a certain romance author who was brave enough to describe herself on Twitter as once being “psychotically skinny and boobless” — and to all the other “oohmph”-deficient gals (and guys!) through the ages.
I couldn’t really make a game of out this one, because the messages are painfully repetitive. I guess stick chicks aren’t worth an ad agency’s creativity. So instead, let’s just all wallow in the resulting pit of despair. I’ll bring the beer.
Ready, set, drink!
I brought both light and full-calorie beer, by the way. Because I’m thoughtful like that.
No SEX APPEAL.
To the fuckwad in the first cartoon panel: Happy Sexy Curvy Girl chose the other guy because you say stupid shit like “let’s vamoose.”
Yeah, well, Smarmy Guy, you’re wearing lipstick, so STFU.
I’m really, really curious why “bring out” is in “air quotes.”
American GLAMOR, maybe. But British GLAMOUR? Never.
No SOLID FLESH.
So, you say “Kelp-A-Malt” makes you feel SWELL. Really?
I think they mistyped a vowel in her last name. But let’s be fair — this was long before boob jobs were affordable for casting-couch starlets.
Lucky for him, Lounging Lady has lots of advice ready to share (*wink, wink*).
But thank goodness they’re adding on normal, attractive flesh.
But, in the end, it’s all about….
You have to read the details on this one — it’s wild. And it’s gender-neutral!
THE WOMAN who is too thin is anemic, nervous, worrying, wanting
in self-confidence, and is handicapped alongside her plump,
self-confident rival, who is bubbling over with joyous vitality.
But weight – there’s more!
Heh. That one was so good I had to use it twice.
Don’t miss the upcoming unbelievably, mind-boggingly WHAT. THE. FUCK. weight-shaming targeted at men I found. Just one, but it’s worth every pound you binge down or barf up.
If you’re joining this rant in progress, don’t miss the beginning and end of all this WTFery:
- World Series of Romance: Squeeze Play by Kate Angell
- Follow-Up: Fun with Fat Shaming! (Part 1)
- More Fun with Fat Shaming: Group Project!
- Even MORE Fun with Fat Shaming: The Low-Fat/No-Fat Edition!
- Final Round of Fun with Fat Shaming: The Guys