Chewing the Fat – Top 10 Most Offensive Stereotypes

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If you are a woman, it is difficult to deal with the picture problem.

Everywhere you look, there are spray gun models, unrealistic representations, and judgments. When I grew up, I realized that these things lie and drew from the comparison of models and actors.

As a plus-size woman, I have often angered about our stereotypes and assumptions. It’s time for the big girls to talk and be heard.

I was disappointed recently when a well-known writer (very properly) you cheated, because you decided not to bring any employee back, since she was the size of the event this year. Weight or size discrimination occurs every day, and it happened to me.

There are many different reasons why someone might be overweight-that’s why stereotypes are so aggravating. But I think it’s safe to say that generalizations of each group are ignorant, false and dangerous. Obese women (and men) are no exception.

Here are the top 10 of the most offensive stereotypes I’ve ever experienced, and I think it’s time to call them.

We always eat.
You think of TV sitcoms, token fat people always push your face and have no self-control. This part is a lazy way to write a cheap laugh. But this is a common stereotype that is annoying. Is that really funny? is that funny enough?

We’re both lazy.
I was busy from the Moment my feet stood on the ground until my head hit the pillow at night. I know that many other overweight people are the same way. Just because we don’t hang out at the gym, like it’s a hobby, doesn’t mean we sit on our ass all day and eat candy.

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The Bra That Tried to Kill Me

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In the beginning it seems to be true for me

. It has kissing straps that are wide enough lay to not to something my shoulder. It was Thick prostrated strong enough for a space shuttle (but made for a woman… ).

It was not very nice, though, is a feature that many of the “big” ones to share. I wanted a pretty bra, even if it is the opinion of my husband about the poor: “it is what inside counts”.

What I thought the perfect bra has made me support, and I see there is even a little thin and everything in its place. I made really good for him, hung it to dry as instructed on the zorglabel.

Then something happened

. It began as a small prick in the side, just under my arm. I ignored it at first, thinking that I could just reset it. Every time I washed and it was placed, I pulled the wire further and further back, the hole is getting bigger.

Eventually I was at the same time in the rib cage and the armpit stung by a schurkenstuk. I struggled with it, but it is the ubiquitous piece of bearing lingerie to keep my ribs and armpit bravely to defend themselves.

Every day we read about new scientific discoveries. Scientists have sent people into space. New drugs are designed to a number of diseases and ailments. Every time a new drug comes on the market, we see advertising that ends with a down to earth narrator, who says:-between his teeth-that the drugs “may cause…”and then quickly rattles of a terrifying list of side effects, It seems everything from high blood pressure to stigmata!

There are brilliant engineers advanced bridges

, and build bridges, roller coasters are complex machines, and large buildings may earthquakes resist!

Why no one has the perfect bra can develop? I know that there’s a brilliant female engineers who get up in the morning, the girls in their place, and thought: “there must be a better way!”.

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Modi regime cracks Rajya Sabha nut, leaves the Congress stunned

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With two of its allies opposing the Bill, it was not easy for Modi government to manage the numbers, which were stacked against it in the Upper House.

The second innings of the Modi government has got off to a flying start. The government’s Achilles Heel is the Rajya Sabha where it does not have a majority either on its own or with its partners in the NDA, and yet it managed to push through two significant legislations in a span of just seven days. The Bill amending the Right to Information Act and the Bill to criminalise instant triple divorce among the Muslim community were passed in the so-called upper House despite a majority of parties opposing, at least on paper, both these legislations.

The BJP-led government’s success has been due to its deft floor management. It secured numbers from outside either by winning the parties over or convincing some of its friends and rivals to remain neutral through abstentions if they were not comfortable with the legislations for various reasons. The main opposition party, the Congress, on the other hand, gripped by a leadership crisis, failed to take the lead or keep its larger non-NDA parties together. The passage of both these Bills is a reminder to the Congress of the pathetic situation it finds itself in. While the BJP succeeded in winning over the Biju Janata Dal’s support for the Muslim women divorce Bill, the Congress could not even ensure that its allies were in full strength in the Rajya Sabha to oppose it. Key leaders including Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel of the Nationalist Congress Party were absent; in all, 23 Opposition members were missing from the House when the Bill was put to vote. This included representatives from the Congress, the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Telugu Desam Party, the TMC, the DMK and the PDP. The chiefs of all these parties had slammed the government’s Bill and vowed to oppose it. A more or less similar scene had earlier been enacted with the RTI amendment Bill when suddenly, the number of voters from the Opposition bench had conveniently dropped to provide the NDA with a majority.

It does not necessarily have to wait for a majority of its own in the House to get its pet legislation passed; if it can convince or manage sections of the Opposition, it can succeed.

The RTI amendment Bill was the first major success of this government in the Rajya Sabha. The Congress, which had flag-shipped the RTI Act during its tenure and paraded it as among its major achievements, looked on helplessly as the government managed the numbers to pass amendments to it. Dire warnings from the Congress camp — that the amendments, if adopted, would mark the end of the right to information, seemed to have fallen on deaf ears of other opposition parties. Either they were not convinced or they found no merit in being on the Congress’s side.

On the triple divorce issue, the government has been third time lucky; two previous attempts to get the Bill passed in the Rajya Sabha had failed. But the success did not come without planning. The government tenaciously worked on the concerns of the opposition parties, addressing those that it could and seeking to convince those that were willing to listen. It separated them from the ones who were obdurate, thus isolating the latter. It is for the parties whose leaders had vehemently opposed the Bill to explain why they did not, if they felt so strongly, ensure that their members were present to vote against the Bill.

It was not easy for the BJP to manage the numbers, which were stacked against it in the Upper House. Besides, two of its allies — the Janata Dal (United) and the AIADMK — were opposed to the Bill. These parties made it clear that they could not be seen voting in favour of the proposed legislation, for their own political reasons. At the same time, it would have been improper for them, as partners of the NDA, to vote against a Bill sponsored by the NDA regime. The middle course of being absent or abstaining, was thus, agreed upon. It served the government well since such absence reduced the strength of the House during voting and brought the halfway mark closer to achievement for the ruling dispensation. But, just to be doubly sure, the government reached out to the BJD and the non-NDA regional parties. The former voted in Bill’s favour while some others from the latter remained missing from the House.

What are the larger implications of the government’s recent success in the Rajya Sabha? The first is that it does not necessarily have to wait for a majority of its own in the House to get its pet legislation passed; if it can convince or manage sections of the Opposition, it can succeed. The second is that Congress will have to redraw its strategy as it has become evident that it cannot depend on its so-called friends to stand by it when it comes to the crunch. The third is that a rudderless Congress cannot hope for help from the outside; it needs to fix its internal problems beforehand. And these problems are many. Congress leaders from across the country are deserting the party, with the most recent being the high-profile Sanjay Sinh of the former Amethi royal family. Sinh, seen as a Nehru-Gandhi loyalist, claimed that the Congress had become directionless and purposeless.

It’s easy for the Congress to dismiss his remarks as that of a turncoat, but even loyal Congress leaders have been expressing fear that the party was sliding downward in the absence of leadership. Rahul Gandhi resigned weeks ago as party president, but there is no sign of a replacement. Senior party men such as Shashi Tharoor, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Captain Amarinder Singh have publicly expressed their disappointment and concern. With Rahul Gandhi absent in action and Sonia Gandhi filling in reluctantly, it’s not surprising that the Congress’s floor strategy was a big mess in the Rajya Sabha.

The two recent major setbacks for the Congress in the Rajya Sabha should serve as a wake-up call to the party. It ought to at least now realise that it cannot continue to be stuck in the past, but must grasp the aspirations of the present set of voters. It got away with the Shah Bano disaster, but that was in 1986; it’s 2019 now. Those days, with a brute majority of over 400 members in the Lok Sabha, it could dictate terms to even its rivals. Today, down to less than 55, it has to struggle to make its own listen.

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1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.

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BJP set to paint Kashmir valley in ‘Colors of India’

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BJP high command has also given its nod to a massive outreach programme to be launched ahead of the Independence day celebrations in Jammu and Kashmir

BJP is set to paint Kashmir valley in ‘Colors of India‘ on the occasion of Independence Day celebrations this year.

The party has already passed the necessary set of instructions to its state unit to organise flag hoisting events at the Panchayat level across the state to generate momentum in support of nationalist forces in the state.

According to official sources, “there are a total of 4490 Panchayat halqas in 316 blocks throughout the state”.

BJP high command has also given its nod to a massive outreach programme to be launched ahead of the Independence day celebrations in Jammu and Kashmir to bolster party’s’ poll campaign ahead of the announcement of much-awaited Assembly polls.

With this unique initiative, the party is once again preparing the ground for taking on separatist forces and those opposed to the idea of hoisting National Flag, even at Lal Chowk, head-on.

There were indications that some top guns including political leaders were involved in Jammu and Kashmir Bank scams and they could face arrest during the course of investigations.

The success of the programme will not only help BJP improve its support base in Kashmir valley but will also help the party leaders strengthen its nationalist support base all across the country.

Though final decision to conduct the Assembly polls in the state is yet to be taken by the Election Commission of India but in all likelihood polls are expected to be held anytime between October-November 2019.

The ECI is expected to announce the poll schedule after the culmination of Amarnath yatra in the state.

It is learnt the recent deployment of additional paramilitary forces, which created flutter among the separatists and mainstream Kashmiri political parties, is being done to ensure incident-free conduct of flag hoisting ceremonies across the state.

Working President of the BJP, JP Nadda, on late Tuesday evening chaired a meeting of party’s core group on Jammu and Kashmir and discussed the preparedness of the state unit ahead of the polls.

“We have been asked to start preparations for the Assembly elections immediately and focus on all three regions of the State with a view to winning maximum numbers of seats in the Assembly,” a BJP leader said.

State BJP chief Ravinder Raina said, “Jammu region with 37 Assembly seats remained a major focus of the party, they have also been asked to concentrate on Kashmir and Ladakh regions to raise their tally”. He said BJP is fully geared up to form its own government in the state.

In the last Assembly, the BJP had won 25 Assembly seats, all from Jammu region.

There was, however, no talk of an alliance in the Assembly elections in the Core Group meeting, the party leaders said.

“Core group meeting of @BJP4JnK was held today evening chaired by National Working President @JPNadda. Elaborate discussions were held about the preparations for assembly elections,” tweeted party general secretary (organisation) BL Santosh, who was present in the meeting.

During the core group meeting the BJP high command dropped hints that there would be no let-up in the drive against corruption, scams and militancy in the State and that National Investigation Agency (NIA) and anti-graft bodies of the State would play a crucial role in the next few months.

There were indications that some top guns including political leaders were involved in Jammu and Kashmir Bank scams and they could face arrest during the course of investigations.

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Nirmala Sitharaman, marinated in JNU, may actually cause unraveling of Indian economy.

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What becomes of a society that depends solely on what it does with its Capital? Yes, Capital is just a material reality. On its own, it is just there, inert, unproductive. It has to be in the hands of entrepreneurs if it has to be productive. For example, Mukesh and Anil Ambani both had equal Capital, to begin with. Mukesh is multiplying his share, and Anil has squandered his share and even his bail money has to be arranged by Mukesh Ambani.

Both inflation and tax-and-spend cause redistribution of the Capital (wealth of society). Inflation causes wealth to flow from the poorest (farmers and wage earners) to the richest.

It is a tragedy that people refuse to read economics. Laws of economics are brutal. They will give no allowance to Sitharaman’s honesty and patriotism.

Now the cruel fact of life is that the rich are rich because they are intelligent, and the poor are poor because they are not so intelligent (don’t cry crap like “system,” nobody can enslave the intelligent people in a system of exploitation. Intelligent will come together and overthrow it).

So, moderate and controlled inflation will comparatively lead to growth in the economy because wealth is being transferred from the dumb to the intelligent who would put it in entrepreneurial uses and grow it.

In contrast, in the tax-and-redistribute system of Nirmala Sitharaman, wealth is transferred from the intelligent to the dumb who simply squander it away, leading to loss of Capital, and hence stagnation and decline of the economy.

That is why the Land Acquisition Act of Italy was so evil: it increased the Capital cost of projects to unviable levels and caused the transfer of Capital from the productive classes to the drinking classes.

It is a tragedy that people refuse to read Economics. The laws of economics are brutal. They will give no allowance to Sitharaman’s honesty and patriotism. And nobody can control a hungry and unemployed mass of 140-crore human beings.

So, for the economy, the ideal is no inflation and no tax-and-redistribute. Next to the ideal is moderate and controlled inflation.

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