Did anyone see The Great Weight Debate on Dr. Phil? This topic is so controversial, believe it or not, that they featured it in two episodes. SOF Member Erica Watson was one of the featured guests, but there was a lot that Erica didn't get so say, so I asked her to be on my show.
My question is: Why are people so uptight about weight? Look at it this way, I don't remember the two part episode of Dr. Phil on let's say CHILD ABUSE, WAR, CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, CRIME, HEALTHCARE REFORM...
See what I mean? Are you telling me that people are more concerned about weight than other truly weighty issues? Obviously, the answer is yes, but I want to know why!
Since the traditional African American standard of beauty is less concerned with weight, and most AA women are large and lovely (now this is by standards set by a predominantly white culture...by THEIR standards, for instance, I am considered obese...LOL), sistas are really the originators of the Pro-Fat Movement.
All I can suggest is that it's about control and NOT a concern for health. If Americans were really concerned about health, there never would have been a debate about healthcare!
Now, we're not talking about little kids here. The discussion is about adults who are fine with not being skinny.
If you can't respond here, give me a shout out on the show featuring Erica.
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