Would You Rather Be Fat or Blind?

Apparently, shockingly, most people would rather be blind. “When you’re blind, people want to help you. No one wants to help you when you’re fat,” one respondent (of the 89% who’d lose their sight over slimness) explained.

More at Emily Bazelon’s review of Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss — and the Myths and Realities of Dieting.

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