Last week when the Marie Claire blogger scare was going on, I was asked to weigh in at CommonHealth, a blog operated by WBUR. I was grateful to be asked and pleased to participate.
The short version of this was, it isn't so bad, to me, that the blogger said she doesn't find fat people aesthetically pleasing. Honestly, neither do I. And here's the key point: Neither do most fat people I know! They aren't proud of how they look, and they don't much like seeing others.
This doesn't give anyone call to be nasty, of course. And, for goodness sake, we're only talking aesthetics here. Discussions of obesity are much better centered on things that matter, like health.
Frankly, I said it better for CommonHealth. Link.