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>> No. 3334 Anonymous
21st August 2013
Wednesday 5:20 pm
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Why are fat people seen as disgusting and laughable? I don't think it's just societal, it seems more instinctive and hardwired into us, but why?
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>> No. 3335 Anonymous
21st August 2013
Wednesday 5:28 pm
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>>3334
Being fat hundreds of years ago was seen as a desirable figure as it shows you are wealthy (you can afford food) and "healthy" (you're not starving and about to drop dead from it)

I imagine it does have something to do society rather than instinct. Magazines, television and the internet have told us what the most aesthetic figure is and science has told us what foods are unhealthy. However we live in an age where you don't have to scavenge for food or need to steal bread to feed a family as you can pick up all 3 meals a day for one or two hours work on minimum wage.
>> No. 3336 Anonymous
21st August 2013
Wednesday 5:37 pm
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>>3334
You've obviously never had the unbridled joy and cathartic release that is pissing in a fat lasses arse.

I pity you.
>> No. 3337 Anonymous
21st August 2013
Wednesday 5:37 pm
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>>3335
'Plump', yes, but not far or obese. Being fat was synonymous to being glutton and generally corrupted. Even Henry VIII wasn't as obese as the lass on OP's picture, and he's become fat due to a chronic disease.
>> No. 3338 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 9:06 pm
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>>3334
It's obviously evolutionary. Obesity is linked to bad health, which means you'd be unable to provide for your family. Since you would also pass these traits onto your offspring, we are hardwired to consider it sexually unattractive.
>> No. 3339 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 10:29 pm
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>>3338
>It's obviously evolutionary. Obesity is linked to bad health, which means you'd be unable to provide for your family.

That's bollocks though, as >>3335 pointed out historically it could just as easily be seen as a sign of health.

>Since you would also pass these traits onto your offspring, we are hardwired to consider it sexually unattractive.

Except quite a lot of people do find it sexually attractive, although they might not admit it to their mates. Like the previous poster said I'd be inclined to think it has a lot more to do with cultural norms and conditioning than any sort of evolutionary reason.
>> No. 3340 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 10:47 pm
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>>3339
>That's bollocks though, as >>3335 pointed out historically it could just as easily be seen as a sign of health.

Someone who was fat (hard define fat (I will say that gluttons were punished and disliked)) was seen as wealthy and therefore desirable, in much the same way that pale skinned people were desirable (as they didn't work outside). It may have had very little to do with sexual attraction (which often wasn't the motivator of marriage in many cases). The actions of the well documented aristocrats probably didn't reflect the behaviours of the badly documented plebeians, which is a problem when looking at past trends: plebs of course made up most of the population.

To go far as call it "bollocks," shows you are foolish and easily jump to rash conclusions. It certainly is possible that it is societal and it is certainly possible that it is biological.

For me, the fact that fat people are generally disliked in nearly all cultures and the evolutionary benefit of disliking fat women (who are less capable of child birth and less likely to survive for multiple children) and men (who are were worse providers, at least outside of the aristocracy) shows that it is biological, at least to a certain extent.

I will dismiss societal influence, which I am sure is there but I believe it is mostly biological. Although I will say that I think it all comes to the question, "how fat are we talking here?"
>> No. 3341 Anonymous
23rd August 2013
Friday 10:48 pm
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>>3340
>I will dismiss societal influence
I meant I won't

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