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Old 04-02-2012, 09:48 AM
Location: US
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The Middle East Explodes with Obesity :: Daniel Pipes

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Those two links have more info but basically its force feeding little girls into an obese state to ready them for marriage. Fat is the ideal in the areas where this is practiced. What do you think of this practice and unhealthy ideal to appease a male in the name of tradition?
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:52 AM
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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There are lots of horrible things that occur in rual areas of third world countries all over the world. While I think that fattening kids up to prepare for marriage is horrible, it is no where near as horrible as genital mutilation that occurs in other third/fourth world country rurual areas. If I were to pick my fights, I think genital mutilation is a million times more horrible, so I'd go with that.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:38 PM
Location: 500 miles from home
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I think it's disgusting and should be banned.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:26 PM
Location: by the sea
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This is nothing new. They've been doing this in parts of africa for the longest time. Men prefer women to be bigger there, they consider it beautiful, so before marriage women will stay away from the husband for a few weeks and drink lots of milk to get bigger.

But I agree with Lao, genital mutilation is just horrible.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:04 PM
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" A 2001 government survey of 68,000 women found that one in five between ages 15 and 49 had been deliberately overfed. And nearly 70 percent * and even more among teenagers * said they did not regret it. …" And:
"With the younger generation it's regressing. Most of the families don't do it anymore... Before you didn't see women walking [in the streets]. Before they used to stay at home making tea, not go working. Now they go exercise, they walk."

70% didn't regret it according to the first article and the younger generation isn't following that practice as much. Given that, I don't think we should be worrying about Gavage.
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