Oh my God! I just had two servings of yogurt! I’m such a pig! All too often, we hear pencil thin girls uttering phrases like this. The girls are so thin that you think that they cold disappear if they turned sideways. Yet, they see themselves as too big, or even fat. Where do they get these ideas? American media. TV, billboards, magazines, and even the internet all have ads of girls with miniscule waistlines posing in clothing sizes that wouldn’t fit a normal middle-schooler. Gluttony has become an illness in America thanks to our media.
How can something like overeating, of for some of us just eating, be an illness? How can something so normal, even essential be a sickness? Well, gluttony is viewed as an illness in today’s society. When we see a person who is overweight, we automatically assume that the person is an overeater. Is that always the case? Not necessarily. But the media has us believing that men cannot be handsome if we do not look like we are chiseled out of stone. That women must be a size zero to be pretty. Yet another one of the oddities of our culture is the size zero. The absence of anything is zero. How can there be a size zero when zero is nothing? And on top of that there is a size double zero, which just does not make sense. The push to be “beautiful” is going so far as to create new sizes to become thinner.
The “thin” rush also created yet another cultural anomaly. Who hasn’t seen the multitudes of infomercials late at night bombarding blameless blokes with baseless blabber about medicines to get thinner? Medicines. From Hdroxycut to The Hollywood Diet, there are so many products to miraculously and scientifically beat that inner tube around your waist. What more evidence is needed to see that gluttony has become an illness? America has gone so far as to start treating gluttony with drugs. Of course you see the commercials for the exercise equipment, but who wants to work out to lose weight anyway?... [continues]
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