Sunday, May 27
Ladies, You're Fat Because You're Not Doing Housework
Jezebel posted about this new study that claims women are fat because they aren't housewives anymore. Back in the 24 inch average waist days, women ate around 1,800 calories, compared to our current 34 inch average waisted woman eating around 2,200 calories. This study says that during house chores, women would burn about 1,000 calories a day. WHAT!?
I'm sorry but can we backpedal a bit? It's not like every household out there has hired help to clean for them.. so who's doing the household work, like dishes, laundry, and taking care of kids? Most likely, and most commonly women. This isn't a new concept, is it? Are Women's Studies students.. and well, working mothers, the only ones who realize this CRAZY phenomenon of women having the second shift, double burden, whatever your pretty face would like to call it?
Instead of having a misogynistic study claiming that only women are fat because they don't stay at home all day anymore, lets look at the actual probable causes of fatness of EVERYONE in our world today, NOT just women. When living in a diet-culture, people (mostly women) are brainwashed into thinking they have to be thin, and that that's the only means of beauty. They yoyo diet, which is proven to cause you to weigh more in the long run. They eat low-fat, diet, fat-free crap that isn't even damn food.
We have a shit ton of chemicals in our foods. Many of our meats aren't even real meat. Food is more and more expensive, while the poorer keep getting more and more poor. Fast food is cheaper than healthy food. Fast food joints are everywhere, and are.. well, fast. Not to mention the fact that jobs are overbearing and many families don't have time to cook a nice, healthy dinner. Capitalism makes it so the richer people end up with the better food, most likely grown by the lower class people.. I could go on and on.
What do ya'll think? Tell me in the comments!