Courtney Martin, author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body has written an article on AlterNet Separating Fact from Fiction in the Age of Obesity. It’s worth checking out. She asks: “Can the diet industry be prosecuted into warning labels and public education efforts the way the tobacco industry has been?”
As of now, there are no reader comments, but I’m curious what the reaction on Alternet is going to be. Particularly since about a month ago an article on a fat camp in Israel was met with a decidedly hostile reaction there, with many readers voicing fat-phobic attitudes which are depressingly common and tolerated in left-wing circles; and others simply regarding the issue of fat as too “trivial” for progressives to bother themselves with.