October 2, 2005, - 1:12 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
As we’ve previously said on this site, we object to the use of the politically correct euphemism “plus-size,” when it really means fat.
Thursday, USA Today “treated” us to the latest installment of fat chick activism: fat (they call her “plus-size”) novelatrix Jennifer Weiner and her obsession with fat women–having at least one in each of her books. “It’s important to me, because in so many books, . . . the big girl was the punch line or she would get Prince Charming and everything that came with it only after she lost a lot of weight.”
This week, fat authoratrix Weiner’s best-selling chick-lit novel, “In Her Shoes,” comes out in movie form, starring decidedly non-fatties Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette.
And skinny Diaz is on the newest cover of “In Her Shoes” paperback because they wouldn’t sell with, say, Camryn Manheim on the cover. “You need the sizzle to sell the steak,” claims fat novelatrix Weiner. No, people don’t want to eat a steak that’s fat. They want lean meat.
But she’s not as proud to be fat as she claims. Weiner refuses to reveal the size of the gown she wore for the premiere of the movie. Sometimes silence truly is golden.
Tags: Cameron Diaz, Camryn Manheim, Charming, In Her Shoes, Jennifer Weiner, Mindy Cohn, Prince, Toni Collette, USA Today