Remember last week about the Japanese study that overweight people lived longer that those who weren't? Well another study came out from Canada stated the same thing.
How many studies do we need before it's okay to have meat on our bones or understand that being fat isn't evil. Another study from last year said that being fat didn't necessarily mean being unhealthy, and thin doesn't always mean healthy.
To me a dangerous message is sent when fat is associated with unhealthy and thin is associated with health. A fat person might resort to dangerous diets and surgery just to lose weight (say the author of this blog), even if that fat person has no health issues. A thin person may think "It's okay, I'm thin" to not engage in healthy habits.
So beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Health as well. I don't want thin to be the image of health and beauty. However I don't want fat to be that, either. I want us to stop looking at a person and judging them.