Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bias & Obesity

When I was growing up in the country, it seems to me that it was the norm for a long and lanky farmer to be married to a shorter more rounded spouse. Farmers got hungry and cold and dreamed of heading to the house to see what hot, delicious something was about to be pulled from the over. This fascination with the size 0 woman seemed to me to be a Hollywood oddity rather than a Canadian reality. Thanks to the constanting streaming of media images, the range of acceptable differences narrowed to whatever the media says is acceptable.
So here's a link telling where things stand today:
Bias, Discrimination, and Obesity - Rebecca Puhl and Kelly D. Brownell
When we drew the circle wider, somehow that wider circle pushed a few of the original people out.

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