The Mermaid and the Whale

A friend of mine sent me this forward. Usually I don't get too much out those types of things, but this one had me in stitches while at the same time articulating a great truth. In our lust-driven society, it's refreshing to hear the thoughts of wise, insightful people who help create a healthier image. Part of sex trafficking is the never-ending chase of a fantasy. If we're going to change the world, our fantasies and desires need to alter as well.

Are we willing?



Recently, in a large city in France , a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym.

It said, "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

A middle-aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster,

responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern,
Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans.)

They have an active sex life, get pregnant and have adorable baby whales.

They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp.

They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia ,

the Bering Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia .

Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. 
They are incredible creatures
 and virtually have no predators

other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired

by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don't exist.

If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices

of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human?

They don't have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them,

not to mention how could they have sex? Just look at them … where is IT?

Therefore, they don't have kids either. Not to mention, who wants to get close to a girl who smells

like a fish store? The choice is perfectly clear to me:

I want to be a whale.

P..S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful,

I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man
who makes me shiver, and a piece of chocolate with my friends.

With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads

that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies.
So we aren't heavy,
 we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.
Beginning today,
 when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, ¨Good grief, look how smart I am!¨



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  1. Chad

    Whales commonly beach themselves causing a strain on the services of the people that then have to fix the problem. In similar cases, overweight people cause a strain on the health systems, especially countries that have a good public health system (as all countries should anyway because its a right for equal health service not a privilege). An obese “whale” person commonly has diabieties, amongst many other ailments. Not only that, an overweight person does not live as long on average to see their children properly grow up.


  2. Erin

    Chad… while I agree with many of your statements re:obesity, I don’t think this narrative was a permissive statement for anyone to choose obesity. I think it was more a deliberate choice not to fall for the false (and likewise highly straining on the health system) and cruel “thin-is-in” propaganda that pervades society.


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