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First off, have you ever noticed that stock photos and video footage of fat people only show the people’s bodies and not their faces?
Media companies only show fat bodies because they don’t want to get sued by fat people for libel and defamation. What a world we live in. We can’t even shame fatties, even when they need our shame most, for fear of lawsuit.
But since we’re on the topic of fat people, I’d like to discuss an article and a piece of research that vindicates the Roissy worldview. I’d normally leave such a juicy morsel for Roissy himself to address, but its a dog-eat-dog world, and I’m running low on Kibble*.
The piece of research out of some university somewhere discovered that:
Scientists say being fat can be bad for the bedroom, especially if you’re a woman.
In a new study, European researchers found obese women had more trouble finding a sexual partner than the minimal-weight counterparts, though the same wasn’t true for obese men, and were four times as likely to have an unplanned pregnancy.
Fat women have less romantic success than skinny women and fat men. Wow. In other news, New Years Eve will be lame.
For anyone who follows evolutionary psychology, Roissy, or the teachings of Game, you know that, in general, men and women are attracted to different qualities in their mates. Men are attracted to beauty and youth while women are attracted to status and wealth. Of course, these aren’t entirely iron-clad, but they are true enough such that the differences show up in scientific studies. Thus, skinnier women have romantic success; fat men aren’t as affected by their weight because women aren’t as concerned with their partner’s weight; fat women support the vibrator market. And the local humane society.
Here are some numbers to help drive the point home:
Obese women were 30% less likely than normal-weight women to have had a sexual partner in the last year. In comparison, there was little difference among obese men and normal-weight men as to whether they found a sexual partner.
It is doubtful that these obese men are pulling women of as high quality as normal-weight men, but the point is that they are outscoring obese women. You won’t hear this discussed without the cover of the umbrella of science because it indicates that attraction and human behavior is biologically determined. In other words, science can be mean and callous, but generally observational people can’t. If human attraction is biologically determined, it means that some people are born losers. But too many people have a vested interest in convincing us that nobody is born a loser – only society can make people losers because society is a horribly narrow construct that needs to be demolished.
The interpreters of the research piece try to avert the truth:
Experts said the problems faced by obese people were probably due to a combination of physical problems linked to obesity as well as other issues, like low self-esteem and social prejudices.
Obese people are at higher risk anyway for diabetes, depression and urinary stress incontinence, all of which can hinder sex. If people are extremely heavy, they might also have muscular or skeletal problems that make sex challenging.
The researchers found that obese women were less likely to ask for birth control services, and thus, four times more likely to accidentally get pregnant. Pregnant fat women and their babies also faced a higher risk of complications and death than normal-weight women.
The researchers and the article writer try to replay the same worn vinyl by pretending that the dearth of sex partners for fat women is due to some social stigma against fat people or because they can’t physically perform sex. Not that such an excuse grants fat people much of a free pass to ignore reality, but it does skirt the issue nonetheless. The truth is that fat women aren’t having sex because men aren’t attracted to them, and they don’t throw their meat poles in fat womens’ direction. It has less to do with the woman’s self-esteem or her bed sores though I will admit that it is hard to perform doggystyle when the woman is physically unable to wipe her own ass.
The researchers undermine their whole line of argument by writing this:
Wellings and colleagues found obese men and women with a partner were no different from normal-weight people in terms of how often they had sex.
So the question, it seems, isn’t about the physical ability to perform sex (which actually surprises me) but about the fat woman’s ability to get a man to strip naked in front of them and prepare for lift-off. Fat women can’t produce the prerequisite for sex: boners. There is no use being nice about it, and there is no use cutting off fat womens’ heads in stock photos for articles discussing the obese. Because the head isn’t the problem. It’s the body.
*Blogging has so consumed my mind that when I see something interesting on TV or in the news or have a blog-worthy conversation with someone, I start nodding and saying “That’s kibble, baby. Kibble.” It’s my new take on the Seinfeld character Kenny Bania, and it’s really hurting my social life.