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(BBC-US)   Arab woman to sue the Economist for being called fat. But hey at least she can drive   (bbc.com) divider line
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2022-08-17 4:43:43 PM  
An SUV maybe.
 
2022-08-17 5:07:05 PM  
I believe truth is a defense in this case.
 
2022-08-17 5:11:52 PM  
There is ample time to consider a defense of dat ass.
 
2022-08-17 5:12:05 PM  
Ha her name looks like penas
 
2022-08-17 5:12:54 PM  
We don't get to say there's nothing wrong with being fat and then get mad when someone states the fact that we are fat.
 
2022-08-17 5:17:44 PM  
She's fat.

But she may very well have a valid complaint about the article (not having read it myself).  Ethnophobic hit piece about how Arab women are all fat?  Yeah, that's a shiat article that deserves a cockpunch.  That seems to be her gripe, and I'm right behind her on it.

You just can't see me.
 
2022-08-17 5:19:19 PM  

Kuroshin: She's fat.

But she may very well have a valid complaint about the article (not having read it myself).  Ethnophobic hit piece about how Arab women are all fat?  Yeah, that's a shiat article that deserves a cockpunch.  That seems to be her gripe, and I'm right behind her on it.

You just can't see me.


Yes I can, you have some toilet paper stuck on your neck
 
2022-08-17 5:21:53 PM  

Karmik: I believe truth is a defense in this case.


Yes, what a whale.


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2022-08-17 5:21:59 PM  

jim32rr: Kuroshin: She's fat.

But she may very well have a valid complaint about the article (not having read it myself).  Ethnophobic hit piece about how Arab women are all fat?  Yeah, that's a shiat article that deserves a cockpunch.  That seems to be her gripe, and I'm right behind her on it.

You just can't see me.

Yes I can, you have some toilet paper stuck on your neck


*surreptitiously removes paper*

*wink*

*fingerguns*
 
2022-08-17 5:23:53 PM  

KB202: We don't get to say there's nothing wrong with being fat and then get mad when someone states the fact that we are fat.


Arabs getting bent out of shape from Americans calling someone fat is the sort of silly hypocrisy that makes the world go 'round. I only mean, one of these peoples doesn't hold meet-ups where they showcase what other fattening high-calorie delicacies they can deep-fry. Nevermind that beauty is appreciated differently by culture.
 
2022-08-17 5:28:25 PM  
I would describe her as being 'majestically chubby'. It's neither an insult or an accolade just an observamce
 
2022-08-17 5:31:13 PM  

berylman: I would describe her as being 'majestically chubby'. It's neither an insult or an accolade just an observamce


Majestically Chubby, I should mumble some Rush songs.
 
2022-08-17 5:33:04 PM  

Kuroshin: She's fat.

But she may very well have a valid complaint about the article (not having read it myself).  Ethnophobic hit piece about how Arab women are all fat?  Yeah, that's a shiat article that deserves a cockpunch.  That seems to be her gripe, and I'm right behind her on it.

You just can't see me.


https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2022/07/28/why-women-are-fatter-than-men-in-the-arab-world

I just thought that they went overboard with descriptors specifically about this lady.
But using her picture at the top of the article without context is akin to just having a dictionary
entry for fat, and have her picture above it.

"I can turn crises into gains."

/they'll probably make it worse by stating that she has a cute face.
//pay the big girl.
 
2022-08-17 5:33:07 PM  
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The proof is in the pudding she ate.
 
2022-08-17 5:33:56 PM  
I found this interesting. It's an ad for Spanish beaches and they used peoples pictures without permission. They also photo shopped those pictures, including getting rid of one woman's artificial leg. So I guess everybody's body is ready for a Spanish beaches except for those with a prosthesis. Nice.

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-62406504
 
2022-08-17 5:34:18 PM  
we meant "phat", damn spellcheck
 
2022-08-17 5:34:29 PM  
Well, she'd look fifteen pounds lighter with better undergarments and a dress that was fitted correctly and maybe in a better color than frozen liver pate. Mainly I'd be angry that anyone let that awful photo see the light of day.
 
2022-08-17 5:35:48 PM  

starsrift: Arabs getting bent out of shape from Americans calling someone fat


The Economist is a British publication, though.
 
2022-08-17 5:41:35 PM  
[Jordan Peterson triggering intensifies]
 
2022-08-17 5:43:34 PM  

resident dystopian: Kuroshin: She's fat.

But she may very well have a valid complaint about the article (not having read it myself).  Ethnophobic hit piece about how Arab women are all fat?  Yeah, that's a shiat article that deserves a cockpunch.  That seems to be her gripe, and I'm right behind her on it.

You just can't see me.

https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2022/07/28/why-women-are-fatter-than-men-in-the-arab-world

I just thought that they went overboard with descriptors specifically about this lady.
But using her picture at the top of the article without context is akin to just having a dictionary
entry for fat, and have her picture above it.

"I can turn crises into gains."

/they'll probably make it worse by stating that she has a cute face.
//pay the big girl.


I see what you mean after clicking that link (couldn't read the article, but yeah, it's exactly like you said).

Guess it'll all come down to libel laws in the UK.  Obviously, if she were suing a US publication, she'd lose, but I know their laws are different.  That headline and layout definitely screamed, "HEY!  COME LOOK AT THIS FAT ARAB CHICK!  STICK AROUND TO FIND OUT WHY THAT'S HOW THEY BE!"

I'm left wondering why this would be an article in the Economist, instead of, say, the Daily Mail.
 
2022-08-17 5:46:13 PM  
Another reason, the article states, may be that "curves" are viewed by some men as more attractive.

In other words, STFU lady, they gave you a compliment.

Knew this Iranian handyman once.  His wife was well over 500lbs and they had, like, fifty kids.  So yeah... that's a thing over there.  Enjoy it.
 
2022-08-17 5:48:29 PM  

someonelse: [Jordan Peterson triggering intensifies]


Peterson is someone who basically should only exist in in intensely over-acted Command & Conquer cutscenes. EG:
Jordan Peterson Talks About Liquid Tiberium Injuries (C&C TW)
Youtube nPmx9wpnLTo
 
2022-08-17 5:49:04 PM  
She'll be getting the fark BMI experts in as expert witnesses.

"Your honour, Amelia Earhart was a size 12"
 
2022-08-17 5:51:51 PM  

wxboy: Karmik: I believe truth is a defense in this case.

Yes, what a whale.


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...that I wouldn't throw out of my fishing boat.
 
2022-08-17 5:52:59 PM  

Vkingbanna: wxboy: Karmik: I believe truth is a defense in this case.

Yes, what a whale.


[Fark user image 172x294]

...that I wouldn't throw out of my fishing boat.


Whaling boat?
 
2022-08-17 5:58:54 PM  
I'd call her zaftig, but that wouldn't be kosher.

insert fatwa joke here >
 
2022-08-17 5:59:56 PM  
Compared to most of you farkers, shes a rail!
 
2022-08-17 6:11:20 PM  
Am I the only person in the world who is more struck by how she looks a lot like Björk?
 
2022-08-17 6:12:17 PM  

Milk D: starsrift: Arabs getting bent out of shape from Americans calling someone fat

The Economist is a British publication, though.


Honestly basically all developed nations have fairly high obesity rates. We're the kings though because we deal with the stress of working way too much and having healthcare that could bankrupt us at any time by eating those feelings away. Those delicious, delicious feelings.
 
2022-08-17 6:15:01 PM  

Kuroshin: She's fat.

But she may very well have a valid complaint about the article (not having read it myself).  Ethnophobic hit piece about how Arab women are all fat?  Yeah, that's a shiat article that deserves a cockpunch.  That seems to be her gripe, and I'm right behind her on it.

You just can't see me.


From what I could see, the article didn't call her fat...it said that Arab women are typically "fatter" than Arab men.
 
2022-08-17 6:17:36 PM  
I remember a case where a woman sued her doctor for saying she was fat. She won - $1 and an apology.  Which basically went, "Calling you fat was unprofessional. You are morbidly obese."
 
2022-08-17 6:22:57 PM  

adamatari: Am I the only person in the world who is more struck by how she looks a lot like Björk?


Yes I reckon you probably are.
 
2022-08-17 6:24:10 PM  

EasilyDistracted: Kuroshin: She's fat.

But she may very well have a valid complaint about the article (not having read it myself).  Ethnophobic hit piece about how Arab women are all fat?  Yeah, that's a shiat article that deserves a cockpunch.  That seems to be her gripe, and I'm right behind her on it.

You just can't see me.

From what I could see, the article didn't call her fat...it said that Arab women are typically "fatter" than Arab men.


Eh, after glancing at the original article, they did use a picture of her as the headline example, so I can see her point on that matter.

If she had just been some random person, they likely wouldn't have any legal trouble. She's got resources though, so they definitely made an oopsie, lol.
 
2022-08-17 6:52:08 PM  

Kuroshin: I'm left wondering why this would be an article in the Economist, instead of, say, the Daily Mail.


No kidding.  The fark kind of incel neckbeards do they have working there?

/well, economists, obviously, but I was hoping to narrow that down a little
//clearly there aren't any real economic issues to write bullshiat about if they're publishing this
///A dismal three slashies
 
2022-08-17 7:00:13 PM  
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2022-08-17 7:03:31 PM  
How's that head on her shoulders?
/ I value a woman by their smarts.
 
2022-08-17 7:04:39 PM  

Schmerd1948: I found this interesting. It's an ad for Spanish beaches and they used peoples pictures without permission. They also photo shopped those pictures, including getting rid of one woman's artificial leg. So I guess everybody's body is ready for a Spanish beaches except for those with a prosthesis. Nice.

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-62406504


They hired an illustrator and it sounds like he declined to credit the models when presenting the commissioned piece. I'd be all in for defending the government except for gems like this:

The Spanish government, which hadn't commented until now, has told Radio 1 Newsbeat: "We would like to make it clear that at no point was it aware that the women in the images were actual real people."

Way to read the room, anonymous government PR rep.
 
2022-08-17 7:05:23 PM  

berylman: I would describe her as being 'majestically chubby'. It's neither an insult or an accolade just an observamce


The word you're looking for is THICC.
 
2022-08-17 7:11:30 PM  
There was an article about Arabian overweight women (in general),
and they used (specifically) her pic without permission.

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In a world where Shutterstock exists, The Economist Newspaper totally belongs at the defendants table.
 
2022-08-17 7:11:56 PM  
"You have such a cute face. Why did you let your body go?"
"Because as hard as I tried, I couldn't let my 'face go'."
 
2022-08-17 7:12:07 PM  

berylman: I would describe her as being 'majestically chubby'. It's neither an insult or an accolade just an observamce


"majestically curvy" that is.
 
2022-08-17 7:22:26 PM  
We shall lay a fatwat upon thee, oh infidels!
 
2022-08-17 7:23:35 PM  
Still want.
 
2022-08-17 7:23:56 PM  
There's this thing by which people often inherit the features of their opposite sex parent, and I've noticed there's plenty of fat Arab men with big asses.
 
2022-08-17 7:28:29 PM  
The Economist had better watch out otherwise Large Marge will put a fatwa on them, with emphasis on the fat part.
 
2022-08-17 7:28:53 PM  

wxboy: Karmik: I believe truth is a defense in this case.

Yes, what a whale.


[Fark user image 172x294]


That's not at all a posed, edited, and shopped picture of her.  Not at all.  She's fat, no one said she's a "whale", but she shouldn't be a poster girl for overweight people, no one should.  She definitely shouldn't be a figurehead for an entire country of overweight women, fark Economist for that shiat an article, they used to have standards.
 
2022-08-17 7:33:46 PM  
Her nickame is Two Cows.
It's not because of her culture or religion.
Its because they had to kill two cows to make that frigging tarp she is wearing.
 
2022-08-17 7:48:09 PM  
Name one publication you least associate with fat-shaming. Think quick. I haven't got all day. Wait (checks watch), yeah, the day's almost gone.
 
2022-08-17 8:25:24 PM  
Oh FFS....

If you threw a sheet over her, she'd look like Alaska.
 
2022-08-17 8:38:37 PM  

PR Deltoid: Oh FFS....

If you threw a sheet over her, she'd look like Alaska.


But in the mideast sun she would be Baked Alaska.
 
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