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Lucas



Joined: 11 Sep 2012

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:27 pm    Post subject: Fat Pride Reply with quote

http://view.koreaherald.com/kh/view.php?ud=20121012000623

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fat activists
Very Happy

I just wonder when the pride 'marches' will start?!

Or they could just use golf buggies!
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Zackback



Joined: 05 Nov 2010
Location: Kyungbuk

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some girls look better a little fat.
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Lucas



Joined: 11 Sep 2012

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Some girls look better a little fat.


That's an oxymoron!
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Dodge7



Joined: 21 Oct 2011

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's just nasty. I mean, she was before, but now she's over-the-top nasty.
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fermentation



Joined: 22 Jun 2009

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Fat Pride Reply with quote

Lucas wrote:

I just wonder when the pride 'marches' will start?!


I think you mean stampedes.
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JustinC



Joined: 10 Mar 2012
Location: We Are The World!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stampede sponsored by Buffalo Grill, Fatso's, and Fatty Arbuckles.
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nora



Joined: 14 Apr 2012

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zackback wrote:
Some girls look better a little fat.


Plus they know they have one shot to impress, and they work hard for it.
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KimchiNinja



Joined: 01 May 2012
Location: Gangnam

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a fan of fat acceptance.

The USA has gone that route and it doesn't work. The WSJ did an article called "weights on the rise as fat seen as normal". They were spot on. What happens is that as the norm increases people think "well I'm not THAT fat, Lisa is fatter, so by comparison I'm slim, it's all relative". And so you get people Hostess snowballing out of control.

You can observe this with any two female friends. As one gains weight the other will too, the hot one says, well I still look hot compared to my super fat friend. It is a lowering of the bar. Fortunately the bar is still set high in KR and so you have predominantly healthy people.

Nature defines what a healthy body shape is, not human society.

Observation; "fat acceptance" does not work.
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No_hite_pls



Joined: 05 Mar 2007
Location: Don't hate me because I'm right

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Average weight of man in America 88.6 kg (195.3 lb), to 68.6 kg (151.2 lb) for South Korean man.


Average weight of a woman in America 77.2 kg (170.2 lb), to 56.5 kg (124.6 lb) for South Korean woman.

The American women is 45.6 (20.7 kg) lb heavier and American man is 44.1 lb (20.0 kg) heavier.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_weight
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KimchiNinja



Joined: 01 May 2012
Location: Gangnam

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy bulgogi, 45.6lbs heavier on avg!?!

But see if you are a chick and you hit 130lb you are FAT here. So you never get up to 140lb, because that is like insane fat. Fat non-acceptance (social pressure) keeps people healthy.
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waynehead



Joined: 18 Apr 2006
Location: Jongno

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember reading an article based on some research that being fat was actually contagious, in the sense that those with friends who gain weight were more likely to do the same.
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BigBuds



Joined: 15 Sep 2005
Location: Changwon

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zackback wrote:
Some girls look better a little fat.


Yeah, it helps distract from their faces Laughing .

Something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L82NkQBQdnU
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hogwonguy1979



Joined: 22 Dec 2003
Location: the racoon den

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure they'll have a lot of "fat pride" (guys and ladies) as they die from adult onset diabetes, heart disease, hypertension etc. 10-20 years before they should

biggest drain on the american health care system is from obesity, not the baby boomers retiring etc. a totally preventable situation.

its not about judging people its about looking at mortality rates and health care expenditures. lose 10-20 kilos and excercise 3x and you will live a long healthy life

i'm sick of hearing about "fat pride" when they are eating 15 big macs and 20 big gulps a week spending 30 hours/week playing video games etc
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Lucas



Joined: 11 Sep 2012

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://fantasyfeeder.com/cms/infusions/gainers/list.php

I'm thinking of signing up to this site Very Happy , should be much more fun that Daves! Twisted Evil
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mnjetter



Joined: 21 Feb 2012
Location: Seoul, S. Korea

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to add some perspective to those "average weight" statistics, if I weighed what an average Korean woman does, I would be below my healthy recommended minimum. Koreans in general are a lot shorter than I am too.
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