January 07, 2005

embrace it

From Slate:

Fat may be a worldwide phenomenon—and increasingly so—but not everyone is neurotic about it, or they're not neurotic in the same way. Take the chapter by anthropologist Rebecca Popenoe (from: Fat: The Anthropology of an Obsession), based on her fieldwork among desert Arabs in Niger. This is a society with no media influences or beauty industries, where women strive to be as fat as possible. Girls are force-fed to achieve this ideal; stretch marks are regarded as beautiful.

Awesome! In Niger, I am stunning.

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