Saturday, September 10, 2011

What is "fat"

What is "fat" a line drawn by insurance companies and advertisers, and often has no medical corroboration. The topic - what is "healthy" - requires a lot of independent research, and careful analysis of claims. This is a subject that makes people hysterical because of the social stigma, and that's really what admonishment is about - the very very vast majority of the time -- it's about people fearing that they'll be/parents fearing that their kids will be social outcasts. The problem is that humans - healthy humans - come in all shapes and sizes. And when we devalue one part of that - one possibility - or many possibilities - and for women, we devalue most of what they look like anyway - we perpetuate a world where daughters hate their bodies (like their parents do) and eating disordered behavior is the norm.

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