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> Fat Farm for girls!
post Jul 9 2009, 12:53 AM
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Many cultures believe that being overweight or obese as a sign of wealth and happiness.

I myself have been the subject of many oogling and squeezing of flesh and rubbing of buddha tummies through my travels...but I was shocked when I read this article. Most people would assume that attending a fat farm would be a place to lose weight, but in Mauritiana it is quite the opposite...force feeding young girls to make them more desirable!


I would catergorise this as a form of child abuse. I am glad to read that this is a practice that is dying out as the new generation's way of thinking changes...


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post Jul 9 2009, 09:53 AM
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Wow... Rani you are always finding thought-provoking stories..

Everything in moderation I suppose. It's not good to force feed kids and it's not good to starve them either.

However, feeding kids too much IS better than starving them, just not a whole lot better...

So...where do I stand on the issue? If they are going to starve, it's better to overfeed them, but it's always best to eat healthy...

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post Jul 9 2009, 03:10 PM
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Wow, the way they describe force feeding in the article I would certainly say that's a form of child abuse.

Instead of spending the money on fat farms they should send the girls to the US for a healthy diet of McDonald's, Pizza & Coke. They'll be "desireable" in a few months.

I find it strange that in our society, women that look like 14 year old boys are considered "sexy" and Marilyn Monroe is "obese".

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