Thursday, 17 April 2008

My first real rant

And guess what, it involves weight.

See this article? I don't even know where to start.
Oh yeah - with the idea that going vegetarian is something you do to get thin. And that anything other than thin is ugly. And if you aren't thin you deserve to have shots of your fat ugly legs in a national newspaper and on its website. Being fat is of course purely down to gluttony. (Yeah, in Nigella's case that may be true - but, jeez, her USP for years was her pride in this fact)
Next, the fact that this article was promoted as a good thing on a vegan website. The fact that Nigella's husband went on an all-egg diet is about as far from any vegan's ideals as you can get. Plus, ew, who exactly would want to sleep with someone who was on a diet seemingly designed to produce body odour, bad breath and stinky farts? I'll stick to being fat and vegan, thanks.

1 comment:

Balabusta in Blue Jeans said...

Aaaargh. I mean, if she want to lose some weight fine, but she's not a woman who was intended to be skinny, she's not built that way, and her knees look fine. Not that if her knees didn't look fine it would be OK to photograph them for the purpose of making fun of them.

Good grief.