Article on ‘fat’ Arab women sparks super-sized uproar

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(Image by fabioeliasp1 from Pixabay)
(Image by fabioeliasp1 from Pixabay)

(YNET NEWS) — To Enas Taleb, the headline felt like a spiteful punch line.

“Why women are fatter than men in the Arab world,” it read in bold, above a photograph of the Iraqi actress waving onstage at an arts festival.

The Economist article ran through possible explanations of the obesity gap of 10 percentage points between men and women in the Middle East, then cited Iraqis who see Taleb’s curves as the ideal of beauty.

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