The Fat Ladies Sing
We revel in our candy bars
And cookies, cake, and pie.
That vegetables taste wonderful
Is one humongous lie.
But now we face admonishment.
Our size sets off a fuss.
The war against obesity
Includes a war on us.
We know our girth is plentiful,
But listen to our voice.
When thinking of our corpulence,
Why can’t you be pro-choice?
The author is a philosophy professor who wishes that her fellow liberals would be more critical of the nanny state.
A cure for the common opinion
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