Profs deride ‘weight loss’ as a ‘Western value’

Because so many Americans are skinny. 

And so many non-Americans are fat. 


Profs deride ‘weight loss’ as a ‘Western value’

Two professors argue in a newly published anthology on “feminist nutrition” that “athletic performance” and “longevity” are simply “Western values.” ” Critical Nutrition: Critical and Feminist Perspectives on Bodily Nutrition”-one of 16 chapters in the book Food & Place: A Critical Exploration-was written by Temple University professor Allison Hayes-Conroy and her sister, Jessica Hayes-Conroy, who teaches a “Feminist Health” class at a small college in Upstate New York.