I know it is considered impolite to discuss in mixed company the subjects of sex, age, politics, religion, and body weight. However, we pay good money to see comedians like Richard Pryor or Chris Rock talk about these very issues! They not only talk about it, they beat you up about it and we laugh. Why can’t we talk about these issues like we talk about the latest gossip in Hollywood?
I don’t know how many times I’m asked by an obese woman, “how do you like my hair?” or “how do you like my dress, my nails, my jewelry, my make-up, my…….?” Rarely am I asked, “How do you like my body?” talk about a relationship-ender.
These very subjects that we shun in public discourse are the very same subjects that are killing us in private.