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Passing for Thin Passing for Thin Passing for Thin by Frances Kuffel
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Interesting account of the mental changes she went through after losing a large amount of weight. (What struck me is my own emotional dependence on food, and what a ludicrous concept it is to think I can derive emotional security from food.) I grew tired of her studying inhabitants of "The Planet Girl" like an anthropologist. I know her intent was to observe what she had missed socially and physically due to her obesity, and to discover herself, but it came off as studying what a "girl" should be like. Gender stereotypes just perpetuate the trap she was trying to escape before and after she lost the weight.
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