I don't know where some of you live but I walk around and see 90% of the woman cleary having some type of serious overweight problem. Alot of them are clearly obese and do not indicate that they have some type of medical disorder that might be responsible for their problem. The media has spent so much time focusing on anorexia and bulimia that they have ignored for far too long obesity and how very unhealthy it is. Only recently has awareness been raised about obesity. Sadly, in the U.S., there is an ongoing campaign to "accept yourself" as you are thus ignoring the dangers surrounding obesity. There is an individualistic streak that runs through Americans and it is usually a good thing but in this case, it can mean disaster for millions of women. Aside from the medical aspects of this issue, the more aesthetic issues really bring the problem into serious focus. Contrary to what some people think, beauty is not a learned behavior. There was a study done a few years ago that showed that babies preferred to be cared for by attractive women vs. unattractive women. So the study proved that beauty is instinctive and that society only adds it's own trends to that basis. So there needs to be a national recognition of the problem and steps taken to get both women and men, but most importantly women since they are the ones bearing children and are most likely to pass on health issues, conscience and active about proper dieting and exercising. On the flip-side, if every woman looked like Kim Basinger or Pamela Anderson, we'd never get any work done.