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I preferred her earlier work
hit 'em where it hurts
but what would I link to? (serious question - I might be being stupid)
What happened in her life to make her like this?
and a bucket of chips on her shoulder
As a consequence, her commissioning editor told her to write more articles. And yes I know this reply isn't helping.
but I think she genuinely believes half of this guff she's coming out with.
It shouldn't be and both her arrogance her moral justification of it is depressing but does anyone really believe that people (and especially women) don't get judged and discriminated against for being overweight?
Don't get me wrong - I'm not justifying the article. She makes money out of reflecting human and playing up to prejudice and the worst sides of human nature and that's fucking depressing. But it's pretty hard to actually disagree with the main assertions of her article.
it's that all fat women are failures.
fair enough, but it's not, she ends on 'As I see it, there is nothing in life that signifies failure better than fat.' She is literally calling anyone 'fat' a failure, not something that we should be putting in national papers.
Just that the problem with her articles is that she highlights horrible views that I suspect lots of other people keep secret...
but I'd like to think very few people read that "failure" comment and thought "yeah that's about right". Some Mail articles use the currency of "saying what you're all thinking" (Littlejohn) but I'm sure the editors know the true appeal of this one is how outrageous parts of it are.
I think, as guyhousername says, this sensationalism covers some of the message behind the article, i.e the importance of weight, particularly for women, a viewpoint which is reflected in the real world. If the more mental sections take the headlines then this issue, and how it is widespread, gets buried underneath.
"A friend and I had a coded way of referring to the success of my latest diet. 'Ah! The Agnes B trousers are on!' she'd say, as I strutted across to the table at whichever restaurant we were meeting in."
I'm sure they thank you for the attention though.
And mostly because of her repeatedly abhorrent use of the word `thin`.
A uniquely awful woman.
Always a please to see Pascal though. What big hands that man has.
Is that wrong to say? He does though.
always a please?
I try avoid sending any traffic towards that website.
Right, 'cos gorilla-hands in the picture there can talk.
He'll fuck you up http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/04/07/article-2126624-127F49CA000005DC-289_468x665.jpg
Your wifes face looks like a melted welly!
But this one is genuinely irresponsible, it borders on a THiNSPIRATION type article, it is deeply horrid in a number of ways
Though whilst I agree that giving her traffic only enables her to write more like this, ignoring it isn't the answer. She may be batshit mental but she's also a product of her world. I doubt many hold such views as hers but the value of "weight" and "diet" means what she says has some truth. That's a very sad scenario.
In all seriousness though you're right, and it's a discussion largely beyond my grasp, but I wonder if the "oh she's just trolling" reaction are unhelpful.
but I think about 70% is trolling for the hits/cash/fame.
is irrelevant compared to how angry we should be that we live in a society where some of what she says is true.
at the Bull & Gate. I remember that gig.
She doesn't seem to do anything fir herself or her own reasons. I feel really sorry for her.
Actually, I'm just really jealous, that's what my problem with get is.
I think she's deluded enough to be happy with who she is.
Is a hollow, fabricated sense of happiness better than realistic, level headed contentment/misery? (I don't know).
" Today I am a size 12 and I never eat between meals."
I know I'm 20 years younger than her, and I'm slightly overweight, but I largely eat whatever the fuck I want and I'm still a size 12. I'm must be so jealous of her.
to a ripped plimsoll
you're still contributing to the never ending circle of it all