IW Polynesian Perspectives
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258 i WRITING ARGUM ENTS I a conditions t also created a profound awareness of pressing labor issues often forming a bond aetwee the Workers and the community heir labor was bane As a somety we have rfzuch t learn from be It the past and thexrlegsons can help us Confron contem porary social 3115233 E have shcwn body image and eat ing disorders are rising at an alaxmmg rate among girls and women in American society every year This grcwing o eszre for an unrealistically thin body affects our minds and our Spli lls egpecially when We are pumv meled dozens of times a day with glamcnzed images of emaciated and unhealthy women The resulting anor exia and bulimia that women suffer from are not only diseases that can be cured they are also ones that can be prevented 1t wo n will take a solid stand against and the magazines that publish V Mme we are not the pubhs ners oz advezdsets who choose the matures cf starving women represented 3911 magazines we are the ones who decide whether or images wil be c r timed This 5 where pcwe a i m 39herr N ppsrt he glon caiicn mheait ny and unrealis QC bodes It is our choice to exe reject magazines 1 at promote such images WORKS Oman Dittn ch Lizv quotAboutFace Faccs on the MediaquotA39cout Face 10 Maxch 2003 htthwwabout faceorg rfactsseshtmb LaVoie Allison Medxa Influence on Teensquot The Green Ladxesl 11 March 2003 lthttpkxd5mgsimplenetcomgritdev llondomgzgan12greenladiesmediagt Pipher Mary Reviving Oplleha New r39ork Ballanhne 1994 Slim Hopes Dir Sut Jhally Prod Jean Kilboume Videocassette edia Education Foundation 1995 quotStatisticsquot National Eating Disorders Association 2002 14 March 2003 lthttpwwwnationaleatingdlsordersorggt Wolfe Naomi The Beauty Myth New York Harper 2002 Young woman reading magazine Personal photograph by author 14 March 2003 The Fat Tax A Modest Proposal JONATHAN RAUCH In September McDonald39s 2mm oil And not a moment too soon just 3 few days lever he 1 ease 7 mrol and Frevemion announced hat in 200 the lates ea whlch final figures are available the death rate in Amenca adpsted for reached an allyu me low Not only Vi the fact that the population is aging h at but life expectancy reached an allrtlme high of about se r years Obviously those uumbefs can mean orlly one thing An r V the grip of a gigantic public health crism To mtian obesxty epuaewuct That America is marchmg fatward seems not to be m doubt L away hac hem snbstanually in recent years to 31 percent of adults according to the most recent data from the National Center for Health Statisucs Stiltdrink Cups are bigger restaurant portions are larger and health came paigns condemning fatty foods have persuaded people were at they can eat twice as much bread as before provided that they cut down on the butter A180 not in houbt is that other things being equai being blul herquot 5 no good Still 3 help thing one s he 1 I g t areiiyinglonge an hey are dyingless 5c 0 speak a w rep he proportion ratmg an own health as ex good has remained a a soxc percent for the past l r Y w exac y is the problem 7 Call me sversen we but 1 think I detect a hm of snobbery m the nattonal antifat drive mime than a asicml y i read things llke a recent m ne online Bully Magazme w E FAT DRUNKEN SLQBS The 311 article ch L D O 7 one Ken Wohlrcb ee m wan A hours slaving around 111 SUV ltors As if we need more fat bloated people 11 and trace of condescensian here ln the September issue of ter writer named Ken VEISS pomtedly and wronglyl menttoned that 8 Atlantlc a let Jonathan Rauch a senior wnter or National Journal wrote this article for The Atlantic lnsvired bylonathan Sw t s A Modest Proposal another Satlrlcal proposal to amend socxety 5 113 The Fat Tax presents evidence cf an obesity Epidemic and offers a solutmn 259 260 WRITING ARGUMENTS more than SO percent of our population is obesequot amid a list of ways in which America is inferior to Europe beginning with our shorter vacations continuing through our lack of a national health plan and ending l inev1tably with our polluting SUVsquot It39s notjust that Americans are fat I apparently It s that Americans are the kind of people who would be fat in I the kind of country that would encourage their piggishness i What is to be done The letters pages of magazines are often good 1 places to preview the great bad ideas of tomorrow and recently three let I ters in The New Republic offered a peek The first coesigned by the execue tive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest and an academic nutritionist said that the government should quotslap small taxes on junk foods like soft drinksquot to generate money for publicehealth cam paigns The next letter from someone with the Center for the Advance ment of Public Health in Washington DC said No one is suggesting the creation of a refrigerator police but so long as the government is spend at E fgdera lave rm health through Medicare yew ui u ing 360 billion per quotaquot Medicaid and the Children39s Health Insurance Program the govarnment s interest in trying to prevent needless illness and death from obesity is i kind of simplequot The third letter came from a professor of publicvinterest law who wrote that he had helped to sue McDonald s for failing to dis close the fat content of its French fries He warned that more such suits 3 could be on the way As with smoking he wrote quothealth advocates may increasingly be forcedquot forcedr to turn to the courts if legislatures continue to do little or nothing about the problemquot If obesity really is such a big crisis I want to suggest a different approach because the ones above seem deficient For one thing snack taxes that pay for publichealth campaigns and lawsuits against food companies seem pretty likely to fatten the wallets of the people advocat l ing themipublichealth activists and lawyers without necessarily I making anyone any thinner Besides most people snack sensibly so why i should they pay to harangue lazy gluttons And I know of no conclusive evidence that people are fat because food companies fail to disclose that fries and bacon cheeseburgers are fattening It seems to me that the only honest and effective way to confront this issue is to tax not fattening foods or fattening companies but fat people It is they after all who drive up the government s healthcare costs so it is they who should pay What I propose then is to tax people by the pound This needn39t be very complicated Fattax rates would be set by a National Avoirdupois Governing System NAGS To hit the worst offend ers the hardest the tax could be graduated People would pay one per CHAPTER i2 PROPOSALS 261 pound quotrate above the overweight threshold and a stiffer rate above the obese threshold Fat people might not like this tax but of course they could avoid it by becoming thinner In fact I might go further Carrots often work even better than sticks so I propose a skinny subsidy to complement the fat tax People who maintaintrim firm physiques should be rewarded for their public spiritedness with large tax creditsifunded of course by the fat tax I My plan would address the nation s fat epidemic equitably and effi c1ently It would make Americans put their money where their mouths are And did I mention that I weigh 135 pounds
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