I'm checking out at the grocery store this morning and glance at the magazines. I see all the standard covers, and then smile a bit when I see Melissa McCarthy on the cover of one. Hearts and flowers and love for Body Diversity acceptance! I was all prepared to deconstruct why "why she's so confident" is a cover story in our culture - but was mostly happy about it. Then I glanced at the rest of the cover features and the hearts and flowers went "poof!" to be replaced by that little red face with steam coming out of its ears.
I thought, "Surely there are various people who have to approve these things? Did none of them catch the awful irony? Or maybe they did and didn't care..because body acceptance is just a nice feel-good story, not something that sells advertising dollars. I don't know which scenario makes me sadder."