Obesity Culture

Obesity is so prevalent in Western, particularly American society, that it pervades culture, both sciencific and literary as well as the world of media and entertainment. The last conclusive study showed that 32% of Americans are technically obese. The two postcards shown here play on the visual peculiarities of obesity in terms of how humans are transformed in scale and stature in alarming ways, including being converted to the opposite gender. The "gentleman" at left is shown as obese to the point of assuming the body type of a "fat little old lady" and the well-rounded derriere of the two cow"boys" below are so alike and indistinct that they could belong to men, women or one of each.

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