This post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds

An important concept in feminism is the “objectification” of women — dehumanizing a woman by treating her as a commodity or object of sexual desire, without regard to her personhood or dignity.

A morbidly obese feminist named Anna O’Brien objectifies herself by posing in a bikini in New York’s Times Square. Then she complains that she is being objectified.

Anna O'Brien

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Amanda Prestigiacomo reports for The Daily Wire that on July 2, 2018, feminist activist and author Anna O’Brien decided to strip down to a bikini and pose in the middle of busy Times Square to prove . . . . “Well, the purpose of the stunt isn’t entirely clear,” but now O’Brien is fiery mad because some men in Times Square sexually objectified her.

O’Brien (@glitterandlazers) wrote in an Instagram post:

“Yesterday I did the scariest thing I have done in my 30+ years…. I stood in times square in a bikini and posed for a photo shoot. In the beginning I felt really overwhelmed. Not because I was mocked, but because I was so extremely sexualized by a few men who were watching.”

In a piece she penned for the slutty magazine Cosmopolitan, O’Brien complains that she was “prepared to be pointed at, shamed, and called fat. I didn’t expect to be fetishized.” She claims men in Times Square yelled at her: “I want to suck on them tasty toes”; “Hey baby, let me butter them biscuits for you”; and “Twerk for the camera baby, show them how that a** clap.”

Times Square isn’t the only public place O’Brien had posed in. Here are some other pics of her in a bikini, and a bonus pic of her in exercise clothes, from her Instagram account:

Apparently, the new wave of feminism is Fat Pride — being proud of being obese. See:

Obese is roughly 30 pounds over a healthy weight; morbidly or severely obese is 100 or more pounds over a healthy weight.

There is nothing “empowering” in being obese. Simply put, obesity is unhealthy and life-threatening.

Extra weight takes a huge toll on health, increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, many types of cancer, sleep apnea and other debilitating and chronic illnesses. Obesity also increases the risk of senile dementia and reduces life expectancy by 6 to 7 years.

The CDC estimates that medical-related costs of obesity may be as high as $147 billion a year, or roughly 9% of medical expenditures. An obese person costs an average of $1,400 more in medical expenses a year than someone who is at a healthy weight. Other researchers have estimated the costs may be even higher.

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