On the imagined line between tough-talking macho ‘strongmen’ and benevolent ‘daggy dads’.
How these animated men simultaneously represent fatherhood and fatness – as well as how weight in general is treated as an ongoing plot device in these shows – mirrors the culture/time they originate from.
There is a tendency to treat these issues as individual problems, but there is much value in thinking about how our desires are shaped by the society in which we live.
I rarely see acknowledgment of the fact that it’s not just being fat or skinny that requires acceptance, but every interstitial space in the range of unique bodies we inhabit.
If, like many Australians, you enjoy a beer, then rest assured that politicians like Scott Morrison, because they enjoy a beer too, are regular Aussie blokes like you.