Would be telling those of us who date men that we should start tricking our fellas into sitting on broken chairs? Excuse my language, but I think that article is fucking bullshit and immature as hell. And lo and behold, we had an adult conversation about it, and decided together, as adults, that we would start exercising together and eating less and hold each other accountable.
Apparently, the only way we'll make a positive change in our lives is if our boyfriend (I am assuming a heterosexual audience here) makes us do it through trickery.
And of course he isn't doing it for our benefit, but rather so that he'll want to bone us more.
It is not that we are fatter, it is that visual culture has changed and therefore transformed the type of women available within the spectrum of public eye.
Instead of the old school of thought where men and women excepted what they expected, the "others" feeling largely out of place with pop culture, there has been a sound backlash.
This critique of a traditional train of thought emerging in a male webzine is appearing in such a public forum because it is now a popular train of thought; a train of thought partially popularized by the internet, which is the machine behind new visual culture.
In this culture, practices once dominated and standardized by a largely controlled media network and a small in-group of icons has branched out along with the accessibility of free-media and do-it-yourself entertainment (youtube as tv, podcasts as radio, blogs as columnists and political/social watchdogs) and we have been exposed to the true breadth of society.How will we ever communicate what needs to be modernized.The obvious standardization of the female figure is surely one of them.This one is from, "Ask her to wear an old dress." Oh no!Now I am all for people feeling comfortable enough in relationships to be honest when they would like their partner(s) to improve their health and appearance.Buy your girlfriend clothes that you know are too small for her, serve her unsatisfactory portions (but go back for seconds yourself when she isn't looking), and trick her into going places where she will need to put on a bathing suit.