Quoting Paul Campos in a column in the Rocky Mountain News:
As I write these words, Terri Schiavo is being starved to death because she was once a chubby little girl.
You should go read the Campos article in situ. While you do, let your gaze drift to the right of the text, just a little, where the ad for the health club is. Then try and deny the message sent every minute of the day to American women: be thin, be thin, be thin.
Kill yourself, so long as you're thin.
(More at The 3rd WWWave.)