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Surgeon General Regina Benjamin says a hairdo may deter exercise. Is she right?
Sun Sentinel ^ | 8/26/11 | Amina Khan

Posted on 08/26/2011 7:40:51 PM PDT by ruralvoter

Dr. Regina Benjamin, surgeon general of the United States, is warning American women of an impediment to a healthy, active life: their hairstyles.

Benjamin said that the expensive products and time-consuming procedures that some women, especially African American women, invest in to straighten and control their tight curls may deter them from working out. After all, just a little moisture could undo the hairdo that was the result of a lot of time and money.

(SNIP)

The story pointed out some interesting research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center that found about a third of black women surveyed said they exercised less because they were worried about their hair.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: diet; hair; health; surgeongeneral; taxes
There are many women out there with all types of hair who don't want to "mess their hairdo" by sweating from exercise. That does not mean we need tax dollars spent on research, trauma counseling, or hair vouchers so that they will try to exercise and lose weight. Enough already.
1 posted on 08/26/2011 7:40:55 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

I can see the campaign now?

“Have Fro...will GO!”


2 posted on 08/26/2011 7:42:38 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: ruralvoter

What they really want is someone to throw money out of a slow moving truck and “then” they might make an effort to give chase.


4 posted on 08/26/2011 7:46:22 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: ruralvoter

Anyone without the ‘elite’ hairdo should be subject to further examination. Yeah. Right.


5 posted on 08/26/2011 7:46:56 PM PDT by allmost
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To: ruralvoter
especially African American women

It's really all about the race isn't it?

6 posted on 08/26/2011 7:48:40 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: ruralvoter

....how this donut Dolly ever got to be surgeon general of the United States is beyond me


7 posted on 08/26/2011 7:49:14 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ruralvoter

No comment, except Barry pushed the race movement back 50 years.


8 posted on 08/26/2011 7:51:40 PM PDT by digital-olive
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To: Doogle
..how this donut Dolly ever got to be surgeon general of the United States is beyond me

Black - check
Female - check

9 posted on 08/26/2011 7:54:03 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: ClearCase_guy

Man, if I was a black woman, I’d shave that crap off a half inch from my head. I’d have a natural fro and any man who didn’t like it could step along down the line. And I’d wear big hoop earrings and dark lipstick and I would have an ATT-TI-TUDE that I, as a white woman, frankly cannot pull off. I’m just sayin’.


10 posted on 08/26/2011 8:02:27 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: ruralvoter

So.....she’s basically saying that the First Wookie has an adipose bedonkadonk because of her ‘weave’? It becomes CLEAR, now.


11 posted on 08/26/2011 8:14:10 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: A_perfect_lady
Loose the Attitude part, and many men would love a black woman like that.


12 posted on 08/26/2011 8:16:25 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: A_perfect_lady
Judging from the glutial spreadosis, I'd say this 'do does:


13 posted on 08/26/2011 8:18:42 PM PDT by null and void (Day 945 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: ruralvoter

It sounds to me as if the Surgeon General is just like the AG and the Oh. Not the Surgeon General of the people of the U.S., but the SG of “my people,” just like the AG and the Oh are the AG and Prez of “my people.”

This situation is totally crap and needs to be rectified in 11/12!


14 posted on 08/26/2011 8:22:03 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: ruralvoter
"Dr. Regina Benjamin, surgeon general of the United States, is warning American women of an impediment to a healthy, active life: their hairstyles.'

"Benjamin said that the expensive products and time-consuming procedures that some women, especially African American women, invest in to straighten and control their tight curls may deter them from working out."

Incredible, stunning and massively important notions and ruminations from the intellectual core of the Obama Administration. Everyone should be taking notes.

15 posted on 08/26/2011 8:25:33 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: ruralvoter

Is it just me, or is there something wrong with a person of her size and weight telling others how to manage theirs?


16 posted on 08/26/2011 8:28:59 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: ruralvoter

Like a drop dead beautiful, hard body, highly energetic, upbeat, sexy hairdo, strong multi tasking woman such as Palin. Yep, her hairdo has really impacted her health.

Let’s see.... Obama’s energy plan consists of checking the air pressure in our tires.

Obama’s surgeon general addresses the health of the nation, by essentially suggesting that women should wear Butch Dyke haircuts..... or perhaps shave their heads. LOL

Great leadership we have.....


17 posted on 08/26/2011 8:29:32 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Clock King

She is very hot.


18 posted on 08/26/2011 8:31:03 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: ruralvoter

Personally, I think cosmetics and hair products are a total waste and should be made illegal. After all, money spent so foolishly can better be spent by the government. Any unemployment caused by this ban is incidental to the greater good. Plus, anything else that irritates me should be illegal.


19 posted on 08/26/2011 8:34:26 PM PDT by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: JimSEA

I am glad we dont have more important health topics to talk about........

This whole administration is concerned with nothing except the welfare of “thier people”

It is sickening...


20 posted on 08/26/2011 8:57:59 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: ruralvoter

Does anyone expect an Obama appointee to have common sense?

This is esp. true of the black extremist women he has appointed (Lisa Jackson), though the white ones are among the stupidest on earth (Napolitano, Sebelius).

The men aren’t any better - Holder, Holdren, Hansen, Sunstein, Lu, etc.


21 posted on 08/26/2011 9:03:55 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Clock King

Ah, she’s beautiful.


22 posted on 08/26/2011 9:24:14 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: ruralvoter

What now? Is the government about to determine what hairdo is appropriate?


23 posted on 08/26/2011 9:30:22 PM PDT by mort56
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To: Gator113

“Great leadership we have.....”

Yup. A bunch of F’n idiots we have running the country (into the ground).


24 posted on 08/26/2011 10:33:47 PM PDT by Levante
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To: ruralvoter
I don't normally take health tips from cows.
25 posted on 08/26/2011 11:05:44 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: ruralvoter
I don't think she knows much about exercise:


26 posted on 08/26/2011 11:12:54 PM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: BigCinBigD

So what’s her excuse?


27 posted on 08/27/2011 12:06:47 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: ruralvoter

Not only is she racist and irrelevant, but she has her hair straightened out and she’s as fat as a hippo.


28 posted on 08/27/2011 12:53:28 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: ruralvoter

I’ve noticed that over the years, the “Surgeon General” has become nothing more than a place to stick a token minority. Just what exactly does a Surgeon General do???


29 posted on 08/27/2011 1:21:45 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Mr Rogers
Obama likes them thick. He's measuring her.
30 posted on 08/27/2011 2:09:28 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: Cowboy Bob

Operates on generals. Spouts the liberal crap the commie president wants to boost his programs.


31 posted on 08/27/2011 3:09:08 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: ruralvoter
With hair styles like this, no woman would exercise.


32 posted on 08/27/2011 6:22:58 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: A_perfect_lady

I am a white woman with naturally curly hair. All I have to do is walk outside into any humidity. The hair I spent an hour drying straight is now curly. Why does it have to be racial??


33 posted on 08/27/2011 6:36:58 AM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The truth is that their hair IS different, and requires different care from that of Anglos ...


34 posted on 08/27/2011 6:43:32 AM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

LOL! You go, Girl!


35 posted on 08/27/2011 6:50:14 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: A_perfect_lady

36 posted on 08/27/2011 6:52:47 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: KYGrandma

The curls are usually bigger. But I envy you, I’d love to have wild curly hair.


37 posted on 08/27/2011 7:25:27 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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