“The fundamental strategy of the war on fat is to universalize the attitudes of middle- and upper-class white American women toward weight, food, dieting and exercise. Such women are taught from a very early age to hate their bodies.”
“That must be it. If you want to diet and keep healthy, it’s got to be that you hate your body.”
I think of it less as hating one’s body and more of liking denial or even loving pain. Nothing is so instructive to the mind and body as running repetition 1/2 miles at race pace at age 53 years with a former heart condition failure and recent blood clot. But I’d rather be dead than a couch ‘tato. Interesting that more women than men run races these days.
“Interesting that more women than men run races these days.”
1. The men encourage this because it gets the little woman out of the house and out of the shopping malls for a saturday or a sunday,
2. Sports games can be viewed in peace.
3. The kids don’t get harped on to clean their rooms.
4. That afternoon couch nap can be completely enjoyed without that guilt inducing nagging or her exxagerated sighing being directed you way!
being directed your way
Does your doctor know about this? This sounds like a death wish!