I 100% agree that you don't have to be thin to be beautiful, but to find beauty in a person it sometimes takes time to get to know them, to see their generous spirit, their kindness and their goodness. Unfortunately, advertising and marketing judges people superficially. Basically so much tells us people are not worth knowing if their appearance is not attractive in the traditional size 10, blond blue eyes type.
Yet there is a fascinating series of documentaries on ABC2 at the moment about finding acceptance in society of people with facial disfigurements and what is incredible is how marketing and advertising say these people are unacceptable yet the average person on the street doesn't care two hoots what they look like. They make ads with these people featuring in them then conduct surveys and find people would buy the products being advertised. we are fed a line by the industry of what is beautiful, and it's cr@p. I had anorexia as a teenager because of this obsession with being thin, and my god I will do everything in my power to make sure none of my kids go through that.
LMF I think the problem is on one hand you object to warnings on fast food as nannying people, but on the other you don't like obesity and want people to do more to lose weight and take control of their situation. Can you not see that these positions are somewhat contradictory?