In fiction, a fat female cannot exist outside a few set stereotypes.
Rough draft, all help appreciated(Especially help with making this sound less like a rant.)
Indices: Double Standard, High Fat Index (more?)In mainstream media, an overweight female character is a rare thing. Being Hollywood Pudgy has little effect besides the comments from herself or those around her, but once she develops a proper gut she is diminished into a stereotype. Not only that, but even in the background, overweight females are a rarity. Notably, visibly chubby or even rotund male characters are pretty frequently seen, even in recurring or main roles that don't revolve around their weight, making this a Double Standard. Characterisation of overweight females: