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The finale of More to Love was this week and I’m glad I stuck with the show because in the end, it turned out to be about something other than women obsessing about their weight and falling in love way too fast with a guy who actually admires curves. Don’t get me wrong–there was plenty of that as well. The final two women, as they walked up the driveway to find out who Luke would pick, both lamented (in voiceover) their weight and the tribulations it has caused. But aside from these pro forma comments, the last show was not about weight, but about other forms of discrimination–class and religion–and a small victory for feminism.

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I wasn’t going to write about More to Love. I don’t want this blog to turn into the “ranting about reality dating shows blog” and Professor Bean has already written about it. But he’s away for a week, which means I have to come up with all the ideas (how do other bloggers do this?). And honestly, the show is crack for a ranty feminist. However, like Professor Bean, I will avoid the obvious topic of weight. Instead, I want to talk about their age.

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I could write about how refreshing it is to see plus-sized women on Fox’s reality dating show More to Love.  Of course, it would be refreshing if plus-sized women (and men, for that matter) were regularly included on dating shows of all stripes.  One problem with More to Love is that it does not actually say that larger people can find love.  It says that larger people can find love with other larger people.  The show claims to democratize love while really offering “separate but equal” status to those who are overweight.  Anyway, I could write about that aspect of More to Love, but that’s not what I’m going to write about. (more…)

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