Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Obesity and Lesbians.

This article is a study that shows lesbians are 2.47 times more likely to be obese than average and 2.69 times more likely to be overweight. With GLBT theologians touting GLBT's as model citizens and couples, I thought it would be good to highlight some of the data points that deviate from this script. The article notes that obese people have much higher medical problems. Of course it is always legitimate to make fun of obese people like Rush Limbaugh or Christian leaders who spend too much time eating while they manage their flocks. The authors of the article, however, have discovered something else: "The results of these studies indicate that lesbian women have a better body image than do heterosexual woman". Right.

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