Fat flabby annie was incredibly big
She weighed just about sixteen stone
And then a fake dietician went and put her on a diet
Now she looks like skin and bone.
Do the meditation and yoga
And she’s thrown away the good food guide
And she’s given up the alcohol and pizzas
And the pies and now she looks as if she’s ready to die,
You can’t see her walk by.
Don’t eat no mashed potatoes,
Don’t eat no buttered scones
Stay away from carbohydrates
You’re gonna look like skin and bone.
She used to be so cuddly,
She used to be so fat,
But oh what a sin cos she’s oh so thin
That she lost all the friends that she had,
She looks like skin and bone ( Ray Davies, The Kinks. Skin and Bone )
”Marc Hartzman has suggested that fat men and woman became less of a curiosity because “waistlines expanded and obesity became less of a laughing matter. As the years went by, spotting a man who weighed more than quarter of a ton was not that unusual…” So there’s two hypotheses; we see fat people everywhere and so it’s no longer a curiosity and (2) obesity has become a very serious matter, not to be played with at sideshows or elsewhere.”
One way to look at it, is that there is more to love. Certainly, throughout history, the exceptional in all its forms has held a certain fascination. The Greek gods and goddesess, the Zeuss’s and Dionysis’s have garnered much of the public acclaim, but physical absurdity has probaly provided a much deeper well of reflection and completed the context to a, well, fuller and ore rounded proportions. On Turkish sultan Ibrahim :
”Ibrahim’s harem was full of young, nubile, girls from around the world. But after a while, the slender things from Russia and the Balkans didn’t do it for him anymore. One day Ibrahim happened to see the genitalia of a female cow. Pleased by what he saw, Ibrahim had a gold cast made and, hoping to find a human match to the bovine privates, he ordered his aides to “bring him the fattest woman in the world.” They did their best, finding a 300 pound Armenian girl named “Sugar Cube” (Sechir Para or more literally translated “Sweet Lump of Sugar”). Ibrahim loved her, and spent many a night curled in her large arms. It wasn’t long until the big woman had gained power over Ibrahim equal only to that of her girth. It would be Sugar Cube who would spell the final downfall of Ibrahim the Mad.”
Women of the Renaissance period did not develop insecurity complexes with things like a few extra pounds of weight. In fact, just the opposite was true; a little extra inventory was regarded as a symbol of prestige. The ideal beauty of that era was more voluptuous than perhaps any other time in history. Paintings from the Renaissance period often focused on women who would today be considered fat. However, at that time, their figures and forms were considered the height of sexiness.The reason for this is because only the rich could afford to eat enough food to become a heavy size, and then commission a painting to be done. Until the industrial revolution, if you weren’t one of these few people, odds are you were a farmer or some sort of tradesman, and extremely poor, and had very little food to eat.
To some extent, the interest dates back to the Bible; to certain references of a race of giants said to have inhabited the earth, and who were allegedly destroyed by an outrage God in the Flood.
”After their descent to Earth, the Watchers indulged in earthly delights with their chosen “wives”, Through these unions were born Giant offspring named as Nephilim a Hebrew word meaning ‘those who have fallen’, which rendered in Greek translations as Gigantes, or “Giants”. Another mistake made by “The Church Fathers” and the Jews, was that they forgot to erase the verses that contains stories of Gods, Angels and Watchers.
…Maybe they could not translate these “Scrolls” any other way. My question still remain “what is left over of Monotheism ?”. As the reader knows I’m sure that the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha books should be part of the “new” Bible, but they are and will not be added because the stories in these books don’t fit in the Monotheism theory of “Christianity” and the Jews.” ( L.C. Geerts ) Sometimes there is an uneasy coexistence between these variants of the Nephilim and Anakim and the rest of society resulting in phobias and nervous disorders.
”Fear of Tall People is a phobia that affects over 250,000 people in America alone. It is defined as a fear of Tall People of any form or kind. People suffering from the fear of Tall People or Tall People phobia will do anything and everything to avoid Tall People of any form or kind. Any event, person or situation that resembles, relates to or symbolises “Tall People” can trigger this fear of Tall People off.”
A new recent word to clinically describe extreme reactions against fat people is called ”cacomorphobia”.
It is either an irrational fear of fat people; a disgust and hatred for fat people, an irritation of obese members of our society; fear of fat or obese people, not a hatred or dislike. Literally terrified of being around a fat person without a rational reason.
As the issue of obesity and weight control continues to gain prominence in the media and society in general, questions of discrimination against overweight people are becoming more important. Because many people think that being heavy is a choice they assume that discrimination is okay. However, this is not the case so follow these steps to recognize fat discrimination.
On Nov. 9th, Harold Huge, a man billed as the very last sideshow fat man, died. He weighed 607 pounds, give or take . Harold’s real name was Bruce Snowdon. He had degrees in paleontology, anthropology and chemistry. In 1977, he found himself bored with his work and stumbled across the idea of being a Fat Man. ”I don’t mind being enormously fat… I come from a long line of fat people. My old man tortured himself for 40 years going from 200 to 300 [pounds] and back again. He eventually lost the weight, but he also lost his mind.”
Not all portrayals of fat men in that era were cynical. A more positive image was based on the Shakespearean character of John Falstaff and later of John Bull by British caricaturists like Isaac Cruikshank and William Heath; very large, hale, sturdy and strong. Here, a caricatured Daniel Lambert enjoys a tender moment with a willowy companion in the 1806 “Fat and Thin” :
”He’s so big and so fat it takes four girls to hug him and a box car to lug him. When he dances you’ll swear he must be full of jelly, cause jam don’t shake that way. And you know girls! He is single and lookin’ for a wife, he’ll make some lucky girl a fine husband, why he’s so big and fat, he’ll provide you with a lot of shade in the summertime, keep you nice and warm in the winter time and give you lots of good heavy lovin’ all of the time! ” Spiel by Ward Hall for Harold Huge
”What causes society to develop attitudes towards obesity? Societies cultural norms and the females sex-role stereotypes, along with societies attitudes are to blame according to Rodin, Judith, Silberstein, Lisa, Striegel, & Ruth (1984). They suggest that obesity is strongly shunned and met with psychological, social, and economic punishments. Today’s thin image calls for a woman to be skinny to be attractive. This is unrealistic due to the biological changes such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause which usually cause an increase in body fat. The obsessive desire of women to be skinny is caused by social pressures that make them feel ashamed if they aren’t thin. There are many consequences associated with trying to fulfill societies thin image, such as lowered self esteem, distorted body image, and feelings of helplessness. The consequences are caused by the failure to meet the norms and threw frustration from failing diets.”
Three tons of joy:
”I’ve always been attracted to fat girls. The main trouble is, it’s more than just a preference, I’m completely obsessed with the thought of them getting fatter, outgrowing clothes, getting stuck, breaking chairs usually ending in their humiliation.”….Men who are “feeders” get a sexual kick out of controlling fat women and also get a huge kick out of knowing that while they are getting fatter they are also harming themselves physically in a potentially life-threatening way… and it is this power which turns the feeder on. Also the bigger the woman the more dependent they will become on the “feeder”….
…Therapy? Hypnosis? I’m like you- I realized that fatter girls are incredibly more sexy in comparison to thin girls- and I love seeing a girl get fatter. I’m a very nice person, and respect women completely and would never force something on them- that would technically be rape. Ever since I was a child I loved the idea of getting… Bigger… Only recently I realized that I like fatter women.” ( Dearcupid.org)