In the above article from The Atlantic, Garber writes: “Progress: The ABC sitcom cast a non-skinny actor as its lead. Setback: It made her character obsessed with her own body.”
NEWSFLASH: Women are obsessed with their bodies. This might be ironic to say, but the media has made us obsessed with our bodies. “So don’t make shows about women who obsess over their bodies” says Garber (probably). But then that would not provide an accurate depiction of women during our time. See the paradox? It is the same paradox that television has been dealing with from the beginning: Creating a representation of a society that either is currently existing or should exist.
Seems like no matter which road we take, someone will have their toes stepped run over.