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A 2003 British documentary, “Fat Girls and Feeders,” debuting on Australian TV in April 2004, profiled an Arizona couple, “Gina” (once one of the world’s largest women) and her husband, “Mark” (who has a sensual or psychological desire that she be ever-larger). Because Gina is apparently comfortable with her role, Mark is merely an “enabler” in the “fat administration” subculture, but more dominant men are called “feeders,” who may even “grow” their partners by pouring liquid fat down their throats. Gina once weighed 825 pounds (with a 92-inch waist), but had settled down at around 400. The filmmaker’s point is said to be that objectifying fat women is only somewhat more offensive than objectifying thin ones.
In March, a 62-year-old man was ejected from the Spring Haven Retirement Community (Winter Haven, Fla.) after he punched one resident (age 86) and bit another (age 78) in a brawl over his apparent habit of foraging at the communal salad bar for his favorite kind of lettuce. (His 80-year-old mother, also a resident, conceded that “it did appear that he was playing with the food.”)
In February in Tamarac, Fla., the family of a 74-year-old man who died in 2002 after being sucker-punched by a 69-year-old man in a theater-line fight, filed a lawsuit against the movie house for not providing security, claiming there had been several other theater-line altercations between seniors.
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