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Forced to be Fat in Mauritania

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Young girls in Mauritania are being force-fed a diet of 9,000 calories a day to fatten them up for marriage.
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So we condemn these people, for force feeding their daughters, but we applaud the unhealthy diets and media who tell us you have to be skinny to be beautiful? What about all the girls who become ill because of wanting to be skinny? Isn’t that just as bad??
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This comes down to misogyny, patriarchy and lack of female empowerment. The mothers are following the will of the men who only want to marry a woman (or, more probably, a young girl) who looks a certain way. Female empowerment is what is needed, and a new cultural attitude that stops having men as the ones in control of women's bodies.
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Similar to child brides, its the culture needs changing, maybe outlawing such practices needs to be considered.....child marriage is a global disgrace.
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The two side of the same coin. In the west society brainwashes young girls to believe skinny is beautiful and here they brainwash young girls that to be fat is beautiful.
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You're literally judging them for having opposite beauty standards... this is literally just opposite of anorexia or an eating disorder which is very prevalent in the West.
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The mirror opposite of little western girls wanting to be too skinny thinking it is beautiful.
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Sad to see...lack of education mixed with tradition,can be so unfair for those who have no choices.
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If only we could live in a world where the best thing a woman can be, isn't beautiful.
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The objectification and abuse of children really knows no bounds. I am sickened. Poor, poor children.
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I can understand ignorance but I cannot comprehend when educated about the dangers, it's ignored to the detriment of a child.
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What does mean do to be beautiful ?
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This is the polar opposite of us and our skinny culture isn’t it but the same controlling idea behind it. If we could just let everyone eat to their natural hunger we would all be fitter and healthier , it’s the trying to intervene to achieve something that’s the issue.
It’s also interesting to see that in the video none of the women are enormous. If I go over 2000 calories every day I’d expect to pile on weight yet they look chubby but not morbidly obese eating 9000. Adds credence to the theory that the type of food we eat is important too not just amount.
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But anorexia caked in make up with plastic boobs is sexy... yeah ok.... Whatever.
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