Gut Rumbles

June 04, 2005


I want to know where all the money comes from for this kind of research. I've heard that "wimmen make only 75% of what a man makes" bullshit for years (and it IS bullshit, if you look closely at the numbers) and now I've discovered that fat chicks make even LESS money than their slender counterparts.

New York University researchers have found that for each 1 percent increase in a woman's body mass index, her family's income drops by about 6/10 of a percent. In addition, her "occupational prestige," which is a measure of the social status of different jobs, also drops by 4/10 of a percent, reports Reuters.

I am OUTRAGED by this... this... this... OUTRAGE!!! How can we, as an allegedly civilized society, tolerate such sexist, fattish prejudice?

I was an English major, so I don't do math. Correct me if I'm wrong here, but isn't 6/10 of one percent .06 in decimal form? I don't trust my math, but I think I can say safely that if you put the same thing in monetary form, you'd be talking about a little more than half a penny out of a dollar here.

Boy--- that's a staggering statistic. AN OBVIOUS example of what's wrong with the world today.

It's not fair, but a man's hefty body mass has little impact on his earning power. "Body mass does not reduce their economic status outcomes, it does not reduce their likelihood of marriage and it does not increase their likelihood of divorce, separation or widowhood," the researchers wrote in the report that was published online by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

I've gotta cogitate on those numbers for a while. This "study" seems to suggest that fat chicks get screwed in the paycheck and have trouble finding a man to marry them. Fat GUYS, on the other hand, make plenty of money and have chicks throwing panties at them. That's not been my personal experience in life, but I'm not a scientist.

Bejus! I wish somebody would pay ME to conduct such studies. I'd never leave River Street bars and all my drinks would be paid for by research money.

(Actually, I HAVE done a lot of research on this subject. I learned two things. If you're a guy, money will buy all the pussy you want, and the only "weight" the wimmen care about is what's in your wallet. They'll take it ALL if they can. If you're a woman, you can ALWAYS find some dumb bastard who wants your pussy bad enough to pay for it, no matter how fat you are. Men sit on a wallet while wimmen sit on a gold mine. That's MY humble opinion.)


What a loathsome idiot you are. Fat discrimination is wrong! You need to get a job. Too much time on your hands.

Posted by: Christine on June 4, 2005 05:50 PM

Over two-thirds of American adults are overweight and 30% are obese, as are 15% of the country's children. In some states, West Virginia, Alabama and Mississippi for example, statistics are even higher. Poverty and obesity are linked. The CDC is about to conduct an expansive study of obesity in W VA, where an estimated 65% of children are obese.

Maybe by paying their parents less the fat pigs will get the message and shape up. Shamefull slugs.

Posted by: Bill on June 4, 2005 06:03 PM

Stick to the English, Acidman. 6/10 of 1% = .6 x .01 = .006. It makes your point even better, though.

Posted by: Ken on June 4, 2005 06:35 PM

Christine, you get fat because you eat too much. Period.

Wimmen trade pussy for money because they are inherently mercenary creatures.

Show me where I'm wrong on either account.

Posted by: Acidman on June 4, 2005 06:45 PM

If I was born a woman, I would have been the biggest whore in the state of Georgia. I would drive around in my Benz , while wearing my designer clothes and let people talk and laugh at me. The people would say, look at that whore driving that 100,000 car, and I would say, rich whore, Cat

Posted by: catfish on June 4, 2005 06:57 PM

I have never traded pussy for money

Posted by: livey on June 4, 2005 07:09 PM

Obesity has now been officially declared a could you please show some small sense of decorum in discussing the issue, Acid.

You realize that this must mean they are very close to having a pill to solve the problem...because anything that is called a disease can only be treated with a drug...A DRUG WHICH IS CONTROLLED BY THE FDA....(FOLLOW THE MONEY)....MONEY FOR THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG/DRUG COMPANY THAT IS GOING TO TREAT THE DISEASE.

Posted by: Maggie on June 4, 2005 07:53 PM

Oy. Fuck this. I ain't touching this conversation LOL.

Posted by: Chablis on June 4, 2005 08:36 PM

Iím Not FatóIíve Just Got Fat Bacteria
By Jocelyn Selim
May 05, 2005 | Biology & Medicine

An expanding waistline may have less to with what a person eats than whatís already inside, say microbiologists Jeffrey Gordon and Fredrik Backhed at the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis. Variations in the population of bacteria living in the gut may explain why some people pack on extra pounds while others stay slim.

Posted by: Dizzy on June 4, 2005 08:38 PM

Some women (and men) genuinely have medical conditions that make it almost impossible for them to lose weight but most are just lazy bitches (and bastards) Stop eating twinkies and run your fat ass down the street. You will lose weight.

Posted by: Ruth on June 4, 2005 08:47 PM

Just to get a feel for the math here, I looked up the BMI formula and ran some numbers.

Imagine a woman 5'2" tall, weighing 130 pounds, and earning $40,000 per year. She has a BMI of 23.77, which is in the normal range. If her weight, and her BMI, goes up 1% to 131.3 pounds, it would cost her 0.6% of $40,000, or $240. That sounds trivial, but the people doing the study were simply finding the slope of the curve.

Using the same math, if she tips the beam at 170 pounds, the person doing the hiring will look at her and only offer her around $32,600.

There's nothing new or scandalous about this. This sort of thing had been known for a long time. Taller men tend to make more money than short ones; short ugly guys make less than both. It's just the way the market works.

The real scandal is that this is another attempt to force particular "fair" outcomes in keeping with the theories of social engineers, and to hell with the market or the freedom to make business decisions.

I say it's bullshit and I say the hell with it.

Posted by: Ernie G on June 4, 2005 10:16 PM

For 5 years I worked at our local cable co. We had a temp that I trained to work in my dept. He ended up getting hired on.......makeing $3.00 more an hour than I did. I TRAINED THE MOTHER FUCKER. How the hell did that fuck wad boss justify giving HIM more money than I did?!? I had seniority! This shit knew NOTHING until me. Fucker!

Posted by: Maeve on June 4, 2005 11:04 PM

Maeve, are you a plumper?

Posted by: rightisright on June 4, 2005 11:09 PM

Maeve, it happens all the time that people are hired at whatver the going rate is. Maybe the new hire had a calmer disposition and a better attitude as well.

Posted by: Ernie G on June 4, 2005 11:24 PM

Well Goddamn, this warrents nothing less than massive protests and the execution of the bastards responsible!

Posted by: JG22 on June 5, 2005 02:51 AM

Hey Christine
Some people like Rob and dislike fat bitches. Get over it.

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich on June 5, 2005 08:58 AM

Hey Christine, discrimination is a higher cognitive faculty. Without it, human improvement is impossible.

Posted by: Brett on June 5, 2005 09:31 AM

I've always said big girls need lovin', too, although there is something to be said for a pair of ankles that fit in your hands.

Posted by: Arcs on June 5, 2005 10:35 AM

RightisRight, I am not a "twig" but by any means, no one will call green peace on me if I lay out at the beach.................

Posted by: Maeve on June 5, 2005 05:47 PM
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