Have fun playing with this story on force-fed women fighting a gruesome tradition in Mauritania, an Islamic republic on the western edge of the Sahara.
Voluptuous wives have been the historic standard in the country, but DishTV is freeing the women to aspire toward anorexia spawned by the western-world and its global influence.
No, no, I'm not saying force feeding a 12 year old the way you would a goose is a good thing - but the story brings up a nice, multi-layered set of women's issues.
Also - I'm damned curious how tall these women are if, as the article says, their 198 pound weight impairs their ability to walk (granted the weight can also be paired with tortured feet to force the feeding, but the piece implies 198 pounds alone hampers movement. In the words of Sir Mix-a-Lot, only if she's 5'3". Which may be the case . . . .
(Thanks to Amberfor the link).