Saturday, April 28, 2007

We Hunger *

"They tell me that if they lose weight their husbands will leave them because everyone knows that in Mauritania men prefer a fat woman."

A BBC correspondent explains why nomadic Mauritanian parents - usually mothers - force feed their daughters. The correspondent states that one of the main reasons for this tradition being under threat is the proliferation of reality TV programmes from Lebanon which are now so popular among the country's female youth.

*Siouxsie and the Banshees

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6 Comments:

Blogger Renegade Eye said...

Reality TV from Lebanon? I could only imagine what it entails.

8:19 am  
Blogger Reidski said...

By the sounds of it, it's all thin, beautiful women.

12:14 pm  
Blogger J.J said...

Oh dear, this is all so confusing. What size exactly is beautiful then? How is a mere woman supposed to know what precised size she needs be to be most attractive to the male of the species?

9:28 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

JJ - confusing? It's utterly bizarre!

3:14 pm  
Blogger Moo said...

bullshit. Extremists, like the whole size zero rubbish!

4:47 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

Hey, Moo, I'm a size zero, so don't have a go, ok! Oh wait, no, I meant to say I'm a brain size zero!

4:54 pm  

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