In celebrity news, all reports say Melissa McCarthy looked stunning in her latest three appearances. She was seen on May 19 when she got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, then a week later in Berlin and London for the premiers of the action comedy movie Spy, which she co-stars alongside Jude Law, Jason Statham and Rose Byrne.
Women size 5 and above who saw the photos and read about her must be feeling elated. Finally, we’re being recognized, and in a positive way. If Melissa can get away with it, why not us?
Wake up, ladies, and smell the java. That’s Melissa McCarthy, famous actress and comedian whose one-liners can trigger a million laughs. So if she says, “To my core, I don’t care. I’ve let go of that quest for perfection,” don’t believe her; it’s her version of a Jedi mind trick. Besides, if the commodious comedian truly meant what she said, why did she do Pilates to lose 50 lbs.? She should just have let well enough alone and gained more weight.
To be fair, McCarthy did look relatively spectacular in her recent looks -Â a snakeskin floor-length dress with a sexy-ish keyhole neckline, a cream tunic with swirl pattern paired with leather leggings and a floral white-and-purple maxi dress, all in flowing fabric, the favorite weight falsifier of plump women. If the actress keeps on with her weight loss, it would be exciting to see how she looks in the upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters, which will star an all-female cast.
For us mere mortals, let’s get real and stop fooling ourselves. Here are some painful truths that fat girls and women have to put up with:
Most men are not naturally attracted to fat girls.
That is a universal truth. Men are physical by nature and the first thing they notice in a girl are her corporeal attributes. If they had a choice of dating a supermodel-y miss or one on the heavy side, other things being equal, it’s a 99.9% chance they will pick the former. A slim girl is also arm candy and for guys, that’s something to brag about.
Granted, there are some boys who intentionally seek out overweight girls. They have this pre-conception that excess pounds are directly proportional to high IQs and pleasing personalities. Or they may just have an adipose tissue fetish.
Fat girls can’t wear bikinis.
Technically, this isn’t true. Anyone can wear a bikini, even your ninety-year old grandma, or grandpa for that matter. But girls and young women have not fully transcended into the higher level and are therefore vulnerable to snickers, howls and cruel jokes. Fat girls in bikinis are prime targets of bashers. They are better off wearing modest one-piece swimsuits in black.
Fat girls can’t wear sexy clothes.
Body-con dresses, cut-off shorts, barely there skirts and butt-hugging denims are for girls size 2, 3 and 4. Flabs trying to squeeze into these outfits is an oxygen-stealing experience that will turn chubby girls blue in the face and get the fashion police responding.
But something to look forward to come August is Melissa McCarthy’s clothing line that will make clothes shopping a delight, if you’re anywhere from size 4 to 28.
Even intellectual professors are not exempt in having a bias against fat girls.
Social research has shown that professors and teachers have biased attitudes against their overweight students. The anti-fat inclination drives overweight girls to perform poorly and get lower grades as a result. To resolve the question of which comes first, PE teachers from an unnamed school reported expecting lower performance from fat students, so that the same performance from a normal and an overweight student will not be viewed in the same way. Such a bias will tend toward giving the fat person a lower grade.
Job opportunities are offered first to the slim girls.
First impressions of employers matter a lot in their hiring decisions. Of those already employed, about 49% reported work discrimination such as less promotions and being the butt of jokes. Again, this is based on scientific data and is not my personal observation. Yet, who’s surprised? We see it all the time, among friends, in school, at work. And we’re even guilty of it ourselves.
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