Apparently one of the problems associated with being a fat tub of lard is the chafing that results over the course of the day while your odious rolls of fat collide with each other while you do strenuous exercise, such as rolling over in bed or getting up from your long suffering chair.
What to do, what to do. The best option, in this writer’s most humble opinion, is for fat tubs of lard to shed some weight by eating less. Radical, I know, but then I’ve always been one for going against the prevailing wisdom.
Or you could continue to stuff sugar and carbs down your gob at unprecedented levels while availing yourself of whatever products companies are coming out with that enable your hideously unhealthy lifestyle. Products like Bandelettes – thigh bands with antichafing benefits.

Rubbing thigh skin is such a big problem for so many women that we became determined to find a solution and Bandelettes thigh bands is the answer we discovered.

Perhaps that first part should actually read, Rubbing thigh skin is such a problem for so many big women … just sayin.
As for being determined to find a solution, I would have thought using those high levels of determination to lose some goddam weight might have been a better idea.
I stumbled across this bastion to obesity yesterday when someone posted it on my linkedin feed via an “article” at the Italian Huffington post. The title of the article translated is something like, “I nearly cried from being so proud.” The person who was almost doing the crying and being all proud and determined was this woman.

no chafing here!

I made the remark that I didn’t see that being a fat tub of lard was anything to be proud about. Bursting into tears, most certainly. As for waddling down a catwalk, this overweight doughnut excavator has no right to be up there. I mean, just think of all the extra bracing that would have had to be installed just so she could be all proud and stuff.
This morning I received a message from a very good friend who is of the opinion that I shouldn’t be so mean and nasty. We had a bit of back and forth, which was fun and entertaining, but I summed up my stance in this way:

No, you have to shame them. Shaming is the only thing that works. The only thing when people are that delusional. You do not buy into their bullshit.

My objection to the pedestalization of fatties in this way and of the general push for fat acceptance is twofold. Firstly, it is simply yet another aspect of the long and ongoing modernist attack on acceptable standards of beauty that began a hundred years ago with art and which has progressed through multiple institutions over the years. A progressive post modernist celebration of ugliness. It is present in our architecture, our literature, our cinema, our music; it is present in our very souls. Fat acceptance is simply another notch on the progressive bedhead of Western cultural norms that have been subverted by literal ugliness.
My second objection is that acceptance of obesity is dangerously unhealthy for everyone involved. Gluttony is one of the seven deadly sins, and yet they want to convince people that this should be celebrated. That’s what a fatty slugging her way down a catwalk is demanding that you do – accept her gluttony as being her natural state.

In Christianity, it is considered a sin if the excessive desire for food causes it to be withheld from the needy.
Because of these scripts, gluttony can be interpreted as selfishness; essentially placing concern with one’s own impulses or interests above the well-being or interests of others.
During times of famine, war, and similar periods when food is scarce, it is possible for one to indirectly kill other people through starvation just by eating too much or even too soon.

In fact, as reported in the Huff Post “article”, she manages to nail the sin of pride as well. I don’t consider it to be an article so much as a paid advertisment. That’s what magazines and large internet sites are these days. Their only income derives from the advertising and there is no disconnect between the editorial board and the advertising clients.
That’s why a magazine like Teen Vogue is prepared to publish an in-depth article on the wonders of anal sex for teenage girls.* Anal Sex – What you need to know. They published the article because they have been told to do so by the companies advertising in their magazine who sell anal lube products and condoms. From the article:

Lube is essential for comfortable (and safe) anal sex. The anus does not naturally lubricate the way a vagina does. If you want to have a good experience, the more lube the better.
Condoms are also nonnegotiable. There is no risk of pregnancy during anal sex, but STIs are widespread and abundant. Protect yourself and practice safe sex every single time.
When it comes to lube, silicone-based lubes are easier for anal sex, as they are slippier and tend to stay on longer. The problem? Some silicone lubes corrode latex due to a high oil content, which can cause condoms to break. Google the silicone lube you’re considering using before trying it with condoms.
Likewise, stay clear of all oil-based lubes, as these too can damage the integrity of a latex condom. When in doubt, go for a water-based, unscented, unflavored lubricant if you’re unsure about the lube you’re using.

Obviously the companies that make the oil-based lubes did not sponsor this particular article. Also, I wonder if anyone realizes that STIs are so widespread and abundant due to all of this type of sexual activity …
The moral degeneracy that is prevalent in such turgid prose is directed by the desire of brands to take advantage of the marketing opportunities that are available to them today as a result of the same moral degeneracy in our society. Less anal sex means less anal lube sold, so the last thing these companies want is for parents to instruct their children not to participate in such behavior.
Likewise with the obesity epidemic we are now witnessing the same tactics by companies wishing to take advantage of unhealthy and destructive lifestyles.  Less fat people means not enough thigh bands being sold, so the thing to do is to publicly “celebrate” these same unhealthy lifestyles which were once considered to be beyond the pale. And part of this celebration is an overriding push not to hurt people’s feelings. This is sold as being their deep concern and humanity for these so-called brave fatties who are prepared to waddle down a catwalk, but this is merely a thin disguise, behind which is the strategic knowledge that more thigh bands will be sold if more people are fat. And more people will succumb to such unhealthy lifestyles if it becomes socially acceptable.
If you make unhealthy lifestyles and behaviors socially acceptable then what you are effectively saying is that you desire the same behaviors and lifestyles for your own children.
The only counter to this narrative is the act of public shaming and ridicule. It is the only thing that works. Far from being an act of bullying, it is an act of compassion. You shame them because you want them to finally understand that what they are doing is socially unacceptable due to the fact that it is spectacularly unhealthy behavior.
The companies and individuals that profit from personal weaknesses that will ultimately end lives prematurely while simultaneously virtue signaling their false love and caring are the real villains in this whole tragedy. They will not hesitate to shoot the messenger who seeks to uncloak their true intentions. Don’t fall into the misplaced trap of singing their tune for them.

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