Welcome to 2012. The WTF has started early this year with the new ads promoting ‘The Biggest Loser’. As I commented to MyNigel this morning obviously we are kidding ourselves that fat people are loveable and able to have relationships while fat because biggest loser is taking 16 ‘singles’ and making them ‘thin’ so that they can be loved by someone. The message that fat people are unloveable is loud and clear. The Fat Shaming is starting early.
Then I was reminded how bad the tennis commentary can be when watching the post match stuff at the Hopman Cup after the Li Na and Marian Bartoli match. The commentator (male) actually said now here is [interviewer] with ‘our women’. Our women FFS. Props to him for not saying ‘females’ but really ‘our women’? Then the interviewer asked Li Na about her relationship with her husband who is also her coach. Sure ask about coaching, but do you really need to ask about her personal relationship? Li Na, as she always does, handled the question with aplomb and grace.
So what has you saying WTF early in this new year?