It used to be that the question of whether your butt is too big was between you, your bathroom mirror and your significant other. Now, some say government has an interest in how snugly your jeans fit.
Your weight is the government's business, those who believe in nanny government say, because it's a public health issue. Overweight people cost more in health care expenses, so government is justified in using the power of the state to tax and regulate food production, marketing and consumption.
Besides, it's for your own good. Behind every proposal to place a special tax on Twinkies or ban soda on school grounds is this assumption: Average Americans aren't smart enough to make good choices about what they eat. For decisions of that kind, you need a specially educated bureaucrat.
Despite our goofing, the advent of ObamaCare does indeed usher in a new age of collective interest. We're no longer just concerned with the size of our own ass but other's as well.
Being a scold as to one's diet and resulting girth will no longer be considered a breach of etiquette but that of civic responsibility.
As such, those bumper stickers that will soon be adorning our hoopdie are not a result of crude misogyny but rather a spirit of unity, oneness and patriotism.
No Fat Chicks: It's the Law