If you've ever watched a TV show like "Gilmore Girls," "Will & Grace," "30 Rock" or basically anything else ever, you're probably familiar with the trope of a skinny woman who eats a lot of food and magically gains no weight. This fetishization of thin women eating total garbage food extends beyond movies and TV, of course -- the "Hot Girls Eating Pizza" Instagram is unfortunately exactly what it sounds like, that is, a shrine to (only) thin women enjoying a food that is universally beloved.
For many of us, maintaining a size 00 while constantly gorging on junk food is an exhausting and unrealistic "standard" to live up to. Thankfully, YouTube vlogger and singer/songwriter Meghan Tonjes recently took on this issue, adding her own astute analysis of a major double standard: How society praises thin women who eat junk but heaps endless disgust upon larger women who eat -- or are assumed to eat -- the same stuff.
"If I were 120 lbs eating a pizza in my underwear on Tumblr, I would be 'quirky' and 'cute' and 'real,' she said, "but if I'm 300 lbs and I'm eating a pizza in my underwear, people are like, 'You're killing yourself, you're disgusting, you're everything that's wrong with America.'"
She also elaborated on how although people of all body types enjoy all kinds of food, when it comes to conversations around "health," fat people are constantly cast in a negative light and blamed for all society's problems. "We live in a culture that glorifies food, but then we hate the people that we believe are representative of that sinful desire for food," she said.
Here's the moral of the story -- when it comes to food, do you and don't judge others for doing them -- Or as Meghan puts it better than I ever could, "If you wanna eat a pizza, eat a f--king pizza. If you wanna eat a salad, eat a f--king salad."