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Why the Netflix hit 'Insatiable' is SUCH a Problem

So. Here we are again. The endless news story, battle and crisis of defining a woman's worth based on her aesthetic appearance.

Netflix have realised (and now renewed for second season) a fatphobic, LGBTQ+ stereotyping and all-round problematic "revenge body narrative" show Insatiable. Really? This isn't 1950 anymore. This isn't okay anymore.



I mean, that may have been a bit harsh. But like many of Netflix's teen realises - Insatiable is almost positive, but just totally misses the mark. Like Riverdale and Thirteen Reasons Why, Netflix attempts to live in a modern, progressive era and send a positive message to today's youth - but just goes about it all in such a misguided way.

So. Here's my list of 5 reasons why the show missed the mark and wound up being offensive and just generally inexcusable:

1. The Blurring of Being Overweight and Being Mentally Unwell

It is frequently mentioned that Patty (the central character, who - after having her jaw wired …

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