Source – yesmagazine.org
– “In the 1800s, being fat signified wealth, while thinness signified poverty. A century later, that belief reversed. Professor Peter Stearns, author of Fat History, says that first, patterns of food availability changed. A system of processed abundance replaced scarcity. Then, work patterns changed, and capitalism meant less time for cooking: On average, Americans work the longest hours in the industrial world”
The Fear of Fat: Our Last Acceptable Bias – By Shira Feder
A sexist, racist history of anti-fatness and a for-profit “health” industry has left the U.S. with a weight problem—but not in the way you might think.
Body positive and strong women taking a photos.The U.S. has a problem with its weight—but not in the way you might think. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 70% of Americans are either overweight or obese, but there’s another side to…
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