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We've been waiting for someone to come up with a coherent contrarian stance on the Ralph Lauren Photoshop debacle, and on Sunday, the Washington Post's Robin Givhan delivered. Her argument: "All those emaciated models have to be seen against the backdrop of a population that is overwhelmingly afflicted with obesity. It has to be viewed in the context of a first lady who has taken up the cause of healthy eating and exercise because nearly one in three children in the United States is either overweight or obese. The fatter the general population, the thinner the idealized woman." [WaPo]

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