"A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one."
-Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth
Interesting thought. This world has always been obsessed with female obedience. This obsession with thinness is a fairly new thing. Maybe it came about as a way to maintain female subservience. Maybe not, but its something to think about. Maybe I should get my hands on that book.