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Only fat woman are valued!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

In Mauritania, Africa young girls are force feed a diet of camels milk and mullet to make them obese because only obese woman can get a husband. They are part of a culture that views skinny woman as sickly and undesirable.
These woman have shortened lifespan due to the combination of morbid obesity and lack of medical care.
While this may sound insane to western culture folks, it is no more insane than then our obsession with thinness in woman.
How lucky we are to have found a support system like Spark that promotes fitness and good health as we work towards our goal weight.
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WALLPER26 8/16/2013 9:18AM

    Right on! emoticon

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RAINBOWCHOC 8/16/2013 8:47AM

    I went to Egypt and my husband had the best offer of camels for me. I think African women with big hips are seen as better mothers.

I agree, we are lucky to have Sparkpeople, more concerned with health than shape and size

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KARIDIAN1 8/14/2013 11:21PM

    Weird. Wonder if that would ever change?

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SLENDERELLA61 8/14/2013 5:53PM

    Thanks for sharing this different perspective.

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PGENNA86 8/14/2013 2:18PM

    I agree there are crazy obsessions in all cultures I wish that everyone could understand how important it is to be healthy no matter what your size.

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