Above is the map of obesity in the United States. 30% of adults in this nation are obese. According to the CDC, 69% of Adults (we’re talking everyone over the age 20) in the U.S. are overweight or obese (they are defined by BMI). This is the easiest example of how prevalence doesn’t equal power. Clearly, overweight and obese adults greatly outnumber thin people…yet Hollywood absolutely refuses to show larger people being taken seriously, being loved, being typical citizens…being anything but comic relief, bastions of pity, or numerous terrible archetypes with negative connotations. And if a fat woman is shown being loved by someone, fandoms call it “unrealistic”. If a fat woman is drawn as a damn doodle, that artist is accused of pandering. Like…numbers have nothing to do with the power to discriminate.