Sacred Cow - Female Body Image

Season 1 , Ep 7 04/02/13 Views: 13,358

Anthony Jeselnik sits down with a therapist, an anorexic woman and an overweight cosmetologist to find out why women starve themselves to look like porn stars. (3:32)

ACCORDING TO TEACHERS,

MORE AND MORE YOUNG GIRLSARE STARVING THEMSELVES

AND OVER-EXERCISINGBECAUSE THEIR BOYFRIENDS

WANT THEM TO HAVEPORN STAR BODIES.

BUT THAT'SAN UNOBTAINABLE BODY IMAGE.

I MEAN, YOU'RE EITHERA 14-YEAR-OLD ASIAN GIRL

OR YOU'RE NOT.

NOW CLEARLY THE WAY WOMENVIEW THEIR BODIES

IS A VERY SENSITIVE TOPIC.

AND WHENEVER A TOPIC IS TOOSENSITIVE TO MAKE A JOKE ABOUT,

WE MAKE A BUNCHOF JOKES ABOUT IT

IN A SEGMENT WE CALL"SACRED COW."

[cheers and applause]

THIS WEEK,WE CHOSE FEMALE BODY IMAGE.

NOW CAN YOU DISCUSSFEMALE BODY IMAGE

WITHOUT BEING INSULTINGAND DEGRADING?

OF COURSE NOT.ENJOY.

NOW, DOCTOR, WHAT IS YOUR NAME,AND WHAT DO YOU DO?

- I AM DR. JORDANA MANSBACHER,

AND I AM A LICENSED THERAPIST.

- WHY DO YOU THINK SO MANYWOMEN HAVE BODY IMAGE ISSUES?

- THERE IS CULTURAL PRESSURE,THERE'S MEDIA PRESSURE,

TO LOOK A CERTAIN WAY,

AND THEN THERE'S THAT THINKING

THAT IF I LOOKTHAT CERTAIN WAY,

MY LIFE IS GONNABE PERFECT.

- YEAH, WOMEN ARE NUTS,RIGHT?

HOW DO YOU TELLONE OF YOUR PATIENTS

THAT THEY'VE GAINED BACKTOO MUCH WEIGHT?

- I NEVER TELL MY PATIENTS

THEY'VE GAINED BACKTOO MUCH WEIGHT.

- DO YOU EVER, LIKE,SEND THEM A CARD THAT SAYS,

"YOU'VE GOTTEN FAT AGAIN,"OR...

- NO, I WANTTO DECREASE THE EMPHASIS

ON WHAT SOMEONE LOOKS LIKE.

THAT'S MY JOB.

- SO YOU WOULD NEVERBE LIKE,

"HEY, FATTY-FAT-FAT-FAT,

HOW'D YOU GET SO FAT?"

YOU WOULD NEVER KIND OFGO THAT ROUTE?

MAKE IT FUN?

- NO, I WOULD NEVERMAKE IT FUN.

- NOW WHAT PARTDOES THE MEDIA PLAY

IN MAKING WOMEN OBSESSEDABOUT THEIR BODIES?

- THE AVERAGE MODEL IS 5'11"AND WEIGHS 114 POUNDS.

- THERE YOU GO.

- AND YOUNG GIRLS AND WOMEN

ARE SEEING THATON MAGAZINE PAGES,

AND THEY'RE THINKINGTHAT THAT'S NORMAL.

- WELL, YOU CAN'TSTOP PROGRESS.

- THAT'S PROGRESS?- YEAH.

- WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE,

SINCE YOU'RE NOT HAPPYIN THIS BODY?

- I THINK I'M NAILING IT.I THINK WE'RE BOTH NAILING IT.

IF YOU DON'T MIND MESAYING SO.

NOW, UH, NEXT I'M GOING TO TALKTO AN ANOREXIC GIRL.

IS THERE ANYTHINGTHAT I SHOULDN'T SAY TO HER?

- YOU SHOULD AVOID TALKINGABOUT HER APPEARANCE.

- SO YOU HAVEAN EATING DISORDER.

MOST WOMENWITH LOW SELF-ESTEEM

JUST SLEEPWITH A BUNCH OF GUYS.

WHY DON'T YOU JUST DO THAT?

- YOU CAN DO BOTH.

- THAT'S WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR.GREAT, GREAT.

CAN I BE HONEST WITH YOU?

THERE'S NOTHING WRONGWITH YOU.

YOU ARE PERFECT,

OTHER THAN MENTALLY.

SO WHAT IS YOUR NAME,AND WHAT DO YOU DO?

- MY NAME IS MARIAH,AND I'M A COSMETOLOGIST.

- WHY DO YOU THINK THE GIRLS

WITH A LITTLE MEATON THEIR BONES

ARE SO MUCH HAPPIERTHAN SKINNY GIRLS?

- WE'RE WAY MORE HAPPIERBECAUSE WE'RE FULL.

- DO YOU PREFER THE TERM"CHUBBY," "FULL-FIGURED,"

OR "BEST VALUE"?

- BEST VALUE.

- THAT'S A GOOD ONE.- IT IS.

- WHAT'S THE MOST HURTFULFAT JOKE THAT YOU'VE EVER HEARD?

LET ME GIVE YOUSOME EXAMPLES.

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN A FATPERSON HAS STOPPED EATING?

- HOW?- YOU JUST READ THEIR OBITUARY.

- [laughs]

- KNOCK, KNOCK.- WHO'S THERE?

- OBESITY.- OBESITY WHO?

- IT'S NOT A JOKE,IT'S A WAKE-UP CALL.

I'M WORRIED ABOUT YOU.

- [laughs]

- TELL ME YOU JUSTGOT HIT BY A CAR.

- I JUST GOT HIT BY A CAR.

- OH, MY GOD,IS THE CAR OKAY?

- [laughs]

- ALL RIGHT, WELL, THANK YOUSO MUCH FOR BEING HERE, MARIAH.

YOU HAVEA GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR.

- THANK YOU.

- YOU ARE MORBIDLY AWESOME.

- [laughs]

[cheers and applause]

- THANK YOU.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITHJOHN MULANEY AND T.J. MILLER.

[cheers and applause]

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