Force feeding of Mauritanian Women

Force feeding of Mauritanian Women

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The above daily mail piece highlights the extent to which Mauritanian girls are subjected to social norms of ‘beauty’ in order to find a husband.

“Having a fat wife is desirable and is a sign of wealth and prestige in the country where food is in short supply.” From serving as a status symbol for the husband to representing a country’s wealth, this case is another example of how a woman’s body is riddled with so many cultural norms that stifle women and girls autonomy over their own bodies.

Read the entire dailymail story for reflection.

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