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Lena Dunham, fat and happy joyous & free

As reported by the NY Post Lena Dunham (who is 5’3” tall according to internet sources) was miserable at 138 and “happy joyous & free” at 162, an increase of 24 pounds.

Maybe her genes are just meant to be fat (colloquially speaking, of course).

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 11, 2018 at EDT am

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  1. True that, looks real gross though.

    Yakov

    July 11, 2018 at EDT am

  2. Alcoholics are probably happier when they drink too

    everybodyhatesscott

    July 11, 2018 at EDT am

  3. In Parisian standards, she was fat when she was thin. But here, people are thinner than Japanese.

    Bruno

    July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

  4. This is simply the trend of fat women: The fatter a woman is, the more bitchy and entitled she acts. I never understood why this is the case, but my guess is that a woman feeling inherently entitled can easily devolve into feeling entitled that she can eat everything without people judging her (what, you judge a woman merely by her looks you sexist pig?).

    Also, don’t forget how thirsty men are in that they’ll fudge a porker if it will get them out of their miserable solitude.

    Red pill aspie

    July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I think you have misread the article.

      ScarletNumber

      July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • My guess is that both of them come from a single cause:

      Low self-control

      From what I’ve read in psychiatric diagnostic literature, binge eating disorder is co-morbid with other disorders that involve the patient having difficulty regulating their moods and exerting control over their emotions (as opposed to the patient’s immediate emotional state running their life).

      MoreSigmasThanYou

      July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Women who become fat loathe themselves, but the more they loathe themselves the more they must loudly proclaim that they are “happy” and “empowered.” What these women desperately want and need is some external validation for self control, instead what they get is delusional admonitions to take yet another step towards the edge.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • This. She’s just whistling past the graveyard.

        Hermes

        July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • It’s like when women say they’re so relieved to be single. Except they’re not. And then when they get a new boyfriend, they talk about how happy they are to have found someone.

        Vince

        July 12, 2018 at EDT am

      • Bingo.

        driveallnight

        July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

    • “fudge”? You have the wrong orifice. I mean, I think you do.

      gothamette

      July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I was being polite. But take that whatever you may. 🙂

        Red pill aspie

        July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

  5. She should be ecstatic once she breaks the 200 lb mark. What a slob.

    Oswald Spengler

    July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

  6. 162 lbs at 5’3 is morbidly obese

    Two in the Bush

    July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • No it’s not. It’s a BMI of 28.7, which isn’t even obese (starts at 30.0), just overweight (starts at 25.0). Morbid obesity (BMI above 35.0) would require her to break 200 lbs.

      All in all, certainly fat by Hollywood standards, but basically she’s the median for America.

      Doug

      July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Lena Dunham doesn’t wear her weight in an attractive manner. I knew a girl who was 5’6″ and claimed to weigh 200 lbs, but she looked a lot better than Dunham at 162.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Assuming she’s actually 5’3″. Chances are that’s just a guess.

        Peter

        ironrailsironweights

        July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Possibly she’s only 5’2″ and a half.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Perhaps not, but it looks to me like she is lying about her height, her weight, or both.

        fortaleza84

        July 12, 2018 at EDT am

    • If she’s 5’3″ her bmi is 28 which puts her at the high end of overweight.

      bmi less than 18.5 underweight
      bmi 18.5-25 normal
      bmi 25-30 overweight
      bmi 30-35 obese
      bmi 35-40 morbidly obese
      bmi 40+ super morbidly obese

      as you can see, she is nowhere close to morbid obesity.

      If she got a boob job she would look ‘curvy’ at her present weight.

      toomanymice

      July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • She’s running obesity game.

      ice hole

      July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • It isn’t according to BMI, but BMI is terrible for these assessments. Bodyfat % is always better, and people in America are overfat compared to their BMI.

      Good example is that most men in America, BMI/weight aside, are overfat: https://blog.frontiersin.org/2017/07/28/frontiers-in-public-health-study-finds-90-percent-of-american-men-overfat/

      swank

      July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I really hate articles that have a stock photo of a fat person.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

      • How else will you know that the article is about how fat and disgusting people are?

        Such a critic.

        swank

        July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

  7. I would have her question herself on why she thinks her happiness level 100% coordinated with her weight. She shows two pictures and draws a conclusion that it is entirely weight based. Could it not have been related to what was going on at the time?

    Lion o' the Turambar

    July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • She’s probably permanently screwed up her endocrinology with the long term obesity, and losing that much weight and keeping it off was probably very stressful. The grim reality of fat loss is that even a pound a month is aggressive. The catabolic processes are damaging. This is why diets never work and dieters overwhelmingly wind up fatter than they started after a couple years.

      If you spent ten years getting fat it’s probably going to take you ten careful years to get permanently back to lean, unfortunately.

      bobbybobbob

      July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • The study of ‘biggest loser’ participants showed a basal metabolic rate drop of ~25% even when contestants regained the weight they lost. I guess this makes sense if the body has evolved to withstand starvation. It braces for the next ‘famine’ by preserving the lower bmr. Though perhaps the extreme nature of the show’s weight loss (high starting weight and physically aggressive/ exercise oriented weight loss) is a confounding factor. How many people throughout human history have gone from 300 to 200 back to 300 lbs again, coupled with extreme physical exertion? The more likely scenario was probably people going from normal weight to underweight during times of food scarcity with lessening, not heightening of physical activity as they grew weaker.

        toomanymice

        July 12, 2018 at EDT am

  8. I find it peculiar when people who believe in HBD refuse to believe that some people are just meant to be fat.

    ScarletNumber

    July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • It depends what you mean by “meant to be fat.” There are certainly many people who, if they consistently (1) eat modern food; (2) until they feel full, will become fat. That’s because the human appetite system evolved in a world without pizza and hamburgers on every corner.

      fortaleza84

      July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • With bariatric surgery nobody is leant to be fat anymore.

      Yakov

      July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Yeah, all you have to do is get opened up and have your digestive system rewired…

        Also, any sort of weight-loss surgery can be beaten with enough milkshakes.

        ScarletNumber

        July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • True, but most of the folks, who get sleeved, keep the weight off.

        Yakov

        July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I think – most bariatric patients lose a significant amount of weight and then gain a not insignificant portion back so they’re still fat and I think a majority of them don’t exercise at all. I know a guy had it done, now he looks weird and he still eats crap, just not as much.

        EzE

        July 12, 2018 at EDT am

    • A very small number, perhaps. Most fatness today is self inflicted.

      Jason Liu

      July 12, 2018 at EDT am

  9. In this life, you have a choice between prioritizing sex or food. 98% choose food.

    trey

    July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I see loads of fat women with babies, so there’s no evidence that fat is preventing women from having sex.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Not preventing. But making it less enjoyable and the over-eater a less desired sex partner.

        trey

        July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “But making it less enjoyable“

        For whom? My sense is that heavy girls enjoy sex as much as skinny girls.

        Curle

        July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I want to know who is knocking up these obese women. I don’t even think I could get it up for an obese woman if I tried. I’d rather play video games

        Hermes

        July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “I want to know who is knocking up these obese women. . . . I’d rather play video games”

        The guys who don’t play video games.

        Curle

        July 12, 2018 at EDT am

      • A lot of that fat you see is put on with the baby and never comes off. I doubt all the fat women you see in the streets were that fat when they got pregnant.

        Mike Street Station

        July 12, 2018 at EDT am

      • A lot of ’em have 2+ kids! So even if they were skinny before the 1st one …

        Greg Pandatshang

        July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Cheesecake never breaks your heart.

      ice hole

      July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

  10. hey JS… she lifts spirits.

    toomanymice

    July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

  11. I remember reading in a piece she wrote for Vogue that she was infertile, and she’s probably financially solvent for life, so much of the evolutionary pressures for her to mate are gone.

    Christine

    July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • “she’s probably financially solvent for life”

      She already was- the family is loaded. Thats why the sister is free to pursue a career in being nuts (after being educated at Brown).

      Lion o' the Turambar

      July 12, 2018 at EDT am

    • “so much of the evolutionary pressures for her to mate are gone.”

      We praise you, Mr. Darwin.

      njguy73

      July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

  12. Weight gain followed hysterectomy. She is 32 but her body is 52.

    My 2¢

    July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

  13. huh? fat genes? fat alleles?

    no one needs to be fat.

    HBD tears

    July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

  14. Polar Bear

    July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

  15. Even when slim she had awful legs. It’s one of those things for which there is no compensation.

    Curle

    July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Right. Like Hillary. When she was young she wore tight clothes & had a nice flat stomach, but the legs were thick & graceless.

      gothamette

      July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • destructure

        July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

  16. She looks better with more weight.

    The problem is where you guys are from. Northern Europeans and East Asians seem to like skinny. Men from warmer climates on the other hand prefer more curvaceous figures.

    Take a look at London Andrews.

    JayMan

    July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • “She looks better with more weight.”

      Cmon man. You can’t polish a turd.

      driveallnight

      July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

    • of course YOU would say that

      swank

      July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

  17. the sad thing is that I cannot argue with anyone of the men posting here, but here are some facts.

    A woman in her 20s has to be very very fat before she becomes unattractive to lots of guys, including lots of guys who are the male equivalent of the sort of women fat and skinny guys both think are attractive.

    Lena Dunham, despite her obvious moral failures, has never been so fat as to be unattractive to lost of guys who are the male equivalent of the sort of average but still hot women some fat and skinny guys both think are attractive. I mean, I would not passionately kiss her, or pretend to her that I thought she was beautiful, but I would not lie to her either, and would not tell her she is not potentially very hot. Because she is, obviously, much more hot than most of the women most men have mated with throughout the years …. trust me. No disrespect to the posters on this website, but I get the feeling they are not exactly the most appreciative people in the world of female beauty at its best or at its average ….

    I have many friends with kids who (because many of my friends are losers in life) are likely going to be unattractive to the opposite sex. I go out of my way (sometimes people I know tell me they have no time to talk to me, or just a few seconds – poor losers! – but out of kindness I forgive that sort of thing) to tell my friends with height-challenged boys that they need to move to California where there are lots of short girls, who don’t care if some dude is only five foot five, and I tell my friends with daughters who are not exactly the next incarnation of Selena Gomez not to worry, just make sure they know that everybody, with a few exceptions not pertinent here, can, if they try hard enough (working out for the dudes, buying nice clothes for the chicks) find someone to mate with who will not be a total disaster as a parent to one’s child or to one’s children. and look, life is hard, and to mate with someone who is not a total disaster is a really really good thing, if the alternative is not mating at all ….

    thanks for reading. maybe some day I will shake off laziness and write a really long monologue about the dozens and dozens of nights where women tried their best to show me how beautiful women,even sort of fat women, are. maybe I won’t: I have already written about a million words here and there and I have already said dozens of times this: God created women to be loved by men, God created men to be loved by women. every single time I said it better than that, but, remember that God loves us all, and if I do not say it tonight as well as I should:

    Pleasanton 1974-5
    Long Island
    Michigan
    Chicago
    DC
    DC
    Northern Virginia
    Long Island
    Atlantic City

    God willing, your list of nice memories is just as good

    Lena Dunham would be so attractive if she were a nice girl!

    howitzer daniel

    July 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • No.

      Vince

      July 12, 2018 at EDT am

    • Selena Gomez is fat.

      CamelCaseRob

      July 12, 2018 at EDT am

      • False.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 12, 2018 at EDT am

      • For French standard, she would be seen as a round shaped person. But she probably diets a lot not to be « fat ». There are some people that look fat even when they are not fat (yet), because they tend to go there at some time .

        I believe it’s totally genetic. My father was really skinny until his death (like young Iggy Pop) and my mum is faty (but not obese. Just round ) .

        Bruno

        July 12, 2018 at EDT am

      • And they ate the same (with same height, my mum being very tall at 6 feet, she was a giant in Spain where women were 4 feet 10 in Sevilla in the sixties).

        Bruno

        July 12, 2018 at EDT am

      • There are no slim latinas. It is in their genes. They are all mixed. That threw them back to prehistoric metabolism. It will take few thousand years for them to become genetically slim again if they are lucky.

        My 2¢

        July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “There are no slim Latinas”, because many of them are tri-racial.

        Is Adriana Lima during her prime the exception rather than the rule?

        JS

        July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Selena Gomez is amazing. Check out the video where she hangs out with a Mozart-like dude, a billionaire yoga dude on a beach, and a rich Ferriss Bueller-like kid with a nice car, she makes them all look like schlubs. (the video is Love You Like A Love Song).

        And she has great hair. One of the central American cleaning crew women at the place where I work my own schlub job, whom I often amuse with my bad broken Spanish, had the nicest smile I have seen in years when I told her last month that when she wore her hair sort of curly she looked like Selena Gomez .

        Final comment: Freud was wrong about a lot of things, but he had lots of good quotes that were almost right. One day Siggy was discussing sex and attractiveness and he said, in that serious way of his, that after the age of 45, sex and attractiveness are not concepts that are any real any more, they are almost preposterous (he was off by a few years because people aged quicker back then) – and getting fatter than you need to does make you look older, so there’s that.

        howitzer daniel

        July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

  18. Unsurprising considering the left is indignant about imposing any standards upon themselves.

    “The most radical division that it is possible to make of humanity is that which splits it into two classes of creatures: those who make great demands on themselves, piling up difficulties and duties; and those who demand nothing special of themselves, but for whom to live is to be every moment what they already are, without imposing on themselves any effort towards perfection, mere buoys that float on the waves.”

    -Jose Ortega y Gasset

    A Dilettante

    July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

  19. Maybe her next career move is feedee porn.

    Yes, that’s a thing. Google it if you dare.

    njguy73

    July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

  20. gothamette

    July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I grew up around fundamentalist Christians. As much as I hate Mother Jones, that was a useful article, and could not have been written by someone who isn’t familiar with how this whole thing goes.

      The article generally paints adopted parents in a more negative light than adopted children. My experience is that most of these children are incredibly damaged by the time the adoptive parents first meet them, and there is nothing those adoptive parents can do to repair that.

      While fundamentalist parenting certainly has its downsides, I do not believe that the editorial staff of Mother Jones would fare any better if they tried adopting the same children. Of course the point of the article is that these fundamentalists are doing things they shouldn’t do; and to that degree, it’s spot on.

      MoreSigmasThanYou

      July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

      • The article was excellent. The kids may be damaged but the article was about exposing the cult industry of Christian adoption. Transnational adoption in particular is usually a terrible disservice to the child, although I do know of one Korean adoptee who is very close to her white mother.

        gothamette

        July 12, 2018 at EDT pm

      • For sure.

        The Korean adoptees I know fared better than the ones from other nationalities. They’re probably inherently more well behaved and book smart than adoptees from other gene pools. One adopted Korean girl I knew was way *way* more well-liked by teachers than the blond son of the family that adopted her. He wasn’t a bad kid, just not a studious adult pleaser like his adopted sister.

        The most hyperactive out of control kid I ever met was adopted from Hawaii. I don’t think the couple who adopted him even knew children like him existed. I never once saw him sit still or talk in a calm indoor voice. As time went on, they just stopped trying to get him to calm down. No idea what became of him, he hadn’t hit his teens yet when I left for college.

        The general public doesn’t realize how the overwhelming majority of these children have living relatives or even living parents. A child should be cared for by the closest living relative capable of doing it. Sometimes the families giving the kid for adoption are terrible, but in the case of Transnational adoption, I think a lot of times, the relatives think they’re doing the kid a favor.

        A guy on my floor freshman year of college was on the cover of Guideposts magazine. His whole family in Korea was intact, but he was born without ears, so they put him up for Adoption. When he was a teenager, he met his Korean family. He didn’t speak Korean, they didn’t speak much English. I got the vibe that they were actually resentful of him for enjoying a higher standard of living and more material wealth than their children without birth defects.

        Celebrity adoptions have some of the same twisted motivations. I can’t remember the details, but somebody did some research on one of these major celebs who adopted a brown baby from a super poor country. Turns out the only problem the kid’s family had was being poor and living in a poor country. They sent the kid over because it was an opportunity to glom onto the resource of some rich white person.

        The family itself wasn’t getting rich, but figured that the kid would be set for life. Given how messed up a lot of the biological children of celebrities are, and how messed up so many adopted children who go into normal families are; this may not have been the best decision making.

        The whole topic needs more honest analysis and public discussion.

        MoreSigmasThanYou

        July 13, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “Celebrity adoptions have some of the same twisted motivations. I can’t remember the details, but somebody did some research on one of these major celebs who adopted a brown baby from a super poor country. Turns out the only problem the kid’s family had was being poor and living in a poor country. They sent the kid over because it was an opportunity to glom onto the resource of some rich white person.”

        If I recall correctly, the kid Madonna adopted still had parents. I think Madonna ended up buying them off.

        Modern slave trade.

        Mike Street Station

        July 14, 2018 at EDT am


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