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Date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 12:00 pm (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Ugh! The article is generally sensible, but then says that Pink (at the size she is) is definitely not obese. But that's exactly what "obese" means - above a certain number on the BMI. They can't do take backsies because a person is heavy with muscle and very fit, when using a dubious population-based metric on individuals is the whole problem as pointed out in the article!

(Also, I'm glad they pointed out that the data was limited to Asian-Americans, and African-Americans - it's very common for this data to then be generalised to Asian-descent people and African-descent people, particularly in the case of slave-descended African-Americans who often have very different health issues to immigrant and immigrant-descended African-Americans.)

Date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 01:38 pm (UTC)
wildeabandon: photo of me with wavy hair and gold lipstick (Default)
From: [personal profile] wildeabandon
Words can have multiple meanings, and very frequently the technical and colloquial meanings are different.

Date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 01:41 pm (UTC)
lilacsigil: Jeune fille de Megare statue, B&W (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
I am aware that words have multiple meanings, but it was the ideal place in the article to prove the exact point they had been making - that the BMI categories are not meant to be the sole or main measure of any individuals health, and can mislead.

Date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 01:45 pm (UTC)
wildeabandon: photo of me with wavy hair and gold lipstick (Default)
From: [personal profile] wildeabandon
Clearly interpretations differ, but that was exactly the point I took that paragraph to be making. What else do you think it was arguing?

Date: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 01:38 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
"It’s indisputable that Pink, who is known for singing while performing circus-like acrobatics, is far from obese."

This bit. Pink posted her statistics (which categorise her as obese) and the article immediately says, "Oh, no, obviously she's not".

Date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 12:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] haggis
Re minefields - I have sympathy for the penguins but I do think if at all possible, something that looks like a field that can explode without warning should be replaced with a field that will not explode without warning!

Date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 08:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] flaviomatani
Ah, so you're Not A Goth. That brings me memories of usenet: uk.people.gothic and the WIG question back in the late '90s, which brought about many a flame war and endless argument.... :)

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