Seeing an overweight woman should be a sign to the rest of us that indeed a murder has been committed. Only we, for the most part, see the woman as just overweight. By characterizing the condition as “just overweight”, we seriously minimize the crime
The crime is right there for everyone to see. There’s a body all right, and the murderer is getting away Scott-free. Overweight women are blind to the fact that a crime had been committed. Just because something’s right before your eyes, doesn’t mean that you see it.
It’s serious, the body being murdered. But it’s not only the body that suffers the murderous blow. Soul murder. It’s soul murder, too. It’s where the heart and soul of a woman don’t survive. It may look like the person is all there, that she is a living, breathing, personable person. That’s not the case though. The woman, as she could have been, as she should have been, gets killed off.
Women who have gained a lot of weight and cannot lose weight have been murdered right before their very own eyes. It’s often a slow death characterized by a kind of numbness to the fact that it’s happening.
Women have tried and tried to lose weight, some practically for all their lives. Each time they failed, they betrayed themselves and this was one of the factors that kept contributing to their slow death. Murder by repeated failure and betrayal.
You’ve probably heard many women say it was murder to diet. What they meant colloquially was that dieting was very hard for them. What is not being talked about and squarely addressed is that there was real murder committed too. To find it, you only have to look at what women who have gained so much weight have done to their bodies. They murdered them. They not only murdered their bodies, they also murdered parts of themselves: feelings, thoughts, aspects of personality, belief, hope. That is what happens when you gain weight to the point of being overweight or obese. That is what happens when you try and try to lose all your unwanted weight over and over. You can’t help but kill off parts of yourself.
Yes, the woman who is overweight has definitely been murdered. Only she is the one who committed the murder. She pulled the trigger and riddled her body repeatedly with food; too much food. Dieting is not the antidote it is purported to be. Every woman knows that. Dieting is a shot in the dark. Only very few dieters ever bring themselves back from the brink. It usually goes: by the time a woman gets to diet, she is already a gonner, and no diet, no matter how strong, will cut it.
Please take pity on the murderer. Don’t condemn her. Don’t punish her. She is not only a murderer, she is a victim too, a victim of her own mayhem. She is the victim of her own crime. Yes, she is guilty of murder. She took her own life. She is victim and murderer—and witness too. Don’t forget witness. An eyewitness. Like most eyewitnesses, though, her testimony is probably not as accurate as she might make it sound. After all, she was there at the beginning when the crime was being plotted, in the middle when the crime was happening, and in the end when she was dying, and she probably can’t give a straight account of the whole thing.