A long time college associate and casual friend posted this article on her facebook page, bragging about how she was sending it to as many of her overweight friends as possible. This is blue whale manifesto material, and the shocking thing is the pseudo science these porkers are now drumming up to support their argument that being fat and/or obese can actually be BETTER for you.
I’m posting it so we know what to sharpen our swords against (read the details of the studies she cites-- they’re a real laugh when they are correctly cited at all) and also for therapeutic reasons. This woman went to Cornell University with me and is in graduate school at Boston. In short, she seemed like a very intelligent girl; IS very intelligent in certain ways. And yet she is swallowing this crap whole as if it’s gospel. When I posted a blistering critique of this article, my post and myself were instantly deleted. I was denounced as a “fat-hating bigot.” End of friendship.
It can make a man feel crazy when something which seems so obviously ridiculous to him is touted as the total opposite by people he once admired and respected. I think I know your answers in a place like this, but all the same, feel free to fire away.