People talk a lot about how there weren’t any fat people once upon a time. That’s why our bodies are wrong and bad and must be changed. Just go on Jennie Craig! Try Weight Watchers! After all, that’s not even a diet. It’s a Lifestyle Change. There weren’t fat people back in the wifty-wafty past that I just made up!
The thing is, that’s it’s not exactly accurate. There have always been thin people, moderate-sized people, fat people, and supersized people. We have always been around.
Want some proof? Take a look right here:
via See these four lovely ladies circa 1905? Notice the one in the rear on the left? Not precisely Kate Moss, is she? And yet, she exists.
Even the corset couldn’t stop women from being fat:
It just rearranged the fat. Sort of like Spanx with whale bone.
There have even been famous fat women in the past.
Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln,
Queen Victoria, who ruled an empire while entirely failing to be thin. I think she’d have been very surprised to discover she was a figment of someone’s imagination.
The fact is we have always existed. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.