Obesity, which is seen as one of the biggest health problems of countries today, is a status and beauty indicator for Mauritania. A country where women weighing less than 60 kilos are disliked and cannot get married. It's a very strange tradition indeed. Being over a certain weight brings health problems. But it may be nice that there is no perception that 'thin women are beautiful women', which is accepted all over the world. Of course, it is very frustrating that people have such perceptions based on their weight and that people are exposed to social pressures and bullying. People should not be pressured to lose weight or gain weight anymore.

According to the traditions of the people living in Mauritania, if a woman decides to get married, she should weigh between 60 and 100 kilos. It's kind of like being obese. This is a really interesting piece. If women did not eat and gain weight, they were punished by their families.


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