Ryuu (karma_aster) wrote in size_friendly,
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Fun fat statistics to know and share!

According to Marilyn Wann's book and zine, Fat!So?, Americans spend over $40 billion dollars annually on the diet industry. That includes everything from artificial sweeteners to weight-loss surgery(i.e. liposuction, gastric bypass, stomach stapling, etc...). Just to give you an idea of how much that is...

With $40 billion, we could:

-pay the federal deficit twice

-donate four times more money to charities than the combined donations from all US corporations

-fund the NEA for 250 years

and

-provide six times more federally-funded day care to help working parents.


In Leora Tannenbaum's book, Catfight, she tells us that the average American woman is at least 140 lbs and wears a size 14.

Makes you think, huh?
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