I've read this story before. I think we all have. It works it's way to the top of the BBC 'most read' or 'most e-mailed' list every so often and we get to learn how disghusting it is that sometimes instead of forcing people to be unhealthily thin to meet a beauty ideal we force them to be unhealthily fat to meet a beauty ideal.
I mean, just take this paragraph -
She argued that in the end the girls were grateful.
"When they are small they don't understand, but when they grow up they are fat and beautiful," she said.
Now, let's reverse it
"When they are fat they don't understand, but when they grow up they are slamm and beautiful," she said.
Don't tell me you couldn't see someone saying something like that in the west.
Forcing anyone to be any weight that isn't natural for them is bad, that's what size acceptance is all about. However, our culture difeinetley has no right to talk when it comes to forcing women to change their bodies to suit men.
Hope it's a long time before I see this article circulating up again.