Saturday, July 11, 2009

Weight as a Social Construct

Interesting article here from CNN covering everything from "vanity sizing" of clothes to studies done about people's perceptions of their own bodies vs. their BMI's (which my co-blogger will likely have something to say about) to the history of whether and when "thin was in."


1 comment:

DC Food Blog said...

Fascinating article Stef. It's interesting to see how our national obsession with dieting is correlating with an increase in obesity. I do love the find quote which says that it's about lifestyle. I think what the article is showing (but not explicitly saying) is the more fucked up we are about food, the more our bodies are reflecting that.