Spend a little time on a college campus and you'll be beyond appalled. Whether male or female, there's no embarrassment with young people today about being fat and it's like a doggone stockyard with all that beef on the hoof. I remember my freshman year and the horror I felt at having put on some "cafeteria food" weight (omg, who's going to ask me on a date if I'm fat?!?) so second semester I dieted and exercised like mad and got back to where I should be. Now, the attitude is pretty much "so what."
But for a little elementary school student who isn't the least bit chubby, it's ridiculous for the schools to push this BMI nonsense.
I have lived near the beach in Orange County nearly all my life. Within one mile of the surf for nearly 48 years.
One thing that meant was getting to look at beautiful girls and women in bathing suits. On that I feel I have an expertise.
Of late, the demographics and lifestyles of people in the region give different experiences at the beach.
In days of olde, lots and lots of teens and young adults, in the bikini styles of the time. Blondes, brunettes, well tanned and bare as can be. Carried a backrest and towel to their sunspot. Surfboards in abundance.
Today lots of fatties, already browned minorities, often no bikinis, hauling tons and tons of coolers, umbrellas, and food to their feeding stations on the sand. Surfboards rarely seen.
What used to be a treat, is now disgusting. When I am in very guarded company, I point out the rare sighting of a blonde at the beach. Or the rare sighting of a pretty girl with a nice figure in a bikini at the beach.
To drive home the evolution towards fat women, I reviewed old photos from the area in the 1920-1960s. The beachwear was not especially revealing. But the figures were representative of women concerned about their appearance.
Today the females of our species from teens to 30s are slobbish when it comes to appearance, since their peers are equally overweight.