Saturday, August 28, 2004

Obesity, health and women's emancipation

This article argues that the two driving factors in the increase in obesity rates are greater female participation in the workforce, leading to less cooking at home and more fast food, and the decline in the number of people who smoke. The rise in restaurants and fast food has been driven by the role of women at work, not the other way round. I've always thought the obsession with obesity was misplaced, if for no other reason that it is a sign of a well-fed, healthy society. We should be thankful for plenty, not obsessed by it.

TCS: Tech Central Station - Obesity: a Sign We're Doing Things Right


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