George in California writes:
Not only are American women the fattest on the planet, they are getting fatter at an alarming rate. Obesity rates among adolescents has tripled in the last 20 years, and there are no signs of this trend slowing down. While there is no doubt that American women are the fattest, ugly is a subjective thing, and some men actually like fat women...especially in the US. Outside the US, American women are considered fat, ugly, lazy, and ignorant. My theory is this: a woman puts on a few pounds, feels ugly, gets depressed, eats food as a coping mechanism. Repeat. Ignorance prevents the woman from breaking this self-destructive cycle.