Originally Posted by das_nut
Erotica is just highbrow porn, for those who don't want to admit to consuming porn.
Indeed. Anyone who has ever picked up their granny's Harlequin Romance novel knows it's porn, plain and simple.
And the idea that all porn = degradation of 1980s-style bleach blondes with giant fake boobs is just plain wrong. A lot of it sucks, but porn is incredibly diverse (not to mention not all heterosexual) and is an interesting window into what turns people on. Perhaps you should check out the annual Feminist Porn Awards, Irizary.
I just figure everyone will get fatter over time and the humans that can carry extra weight healthfully will be selected for. Besides, it's not like fat people have any trouble attracting mates in real life - there are tons of fat couples, with fat kids, wearing the upward-adjusted sizes that clothing companies market to our fat asses. "Overweight" is a nonsense term - there isn't any one metric to determine what an ideal/healthy weight is for everyone.
Advertisers, OTOH, will continue to present a disconnect between fantasy and reality, whether we like it or not. They'll do what is effective at selling, so women just need to quit responding to this type of marketing.