The upshot: being overweight is not necessarily your ticket to a long, lonely life. A fact to which, I, personally, can quite happily attest.
The world is not full of Attractive People and Unattractive People. It’s full of people who are attractive to some and not to others. I hear from trolls all the time who complain that they don’t want to be “forced” to find nasty, ugly fat women attractive–which utterly baffles me, since the last thing I want to do is encourage fat-hating dicks to date fat women. You don’t find fat people attractive? Fabulous. Don’t date them. I will find a way to pick myself up and move on without your love. But to assume your lack of sexual interest in fat chicks must be universal–-or that the mere existence of self-confident fat people having healthy relationships somehow “forces” you to find fat attractive–-is the height of fucking narcissism.
I wasn't familiar with Kate Harding before this; I may have to spend some time checking her out.