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Speaker: The act of not eating doesn't save children

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  • tussock, in reply to Martin Lindberg,

    Ramadan is where you eat a huge breakfast and huge dinner so you can skip lunch, because everyone's skipping lunch (or a few people anyway, there's a lot of exemptions). The community spirit there is where you gather to celebrate eating big, together. It's like thanksgiving every night for a month.

    Lent is where you go vegan for a month (again, with a lot of exemptions), and again, everyone is doing it. It was during the part of the year where meat and so on was hard to get anyway (or at least economically hard to justify).

    The new 40-hour famine is where a bunch of impressionable tweens are told they're very good for being hungry while everyone around them is eating and being hassled about their weight.

    Since Nov 2006 • 608 posts Report Reply

  • Nicola Rowe, in reply to Lilith __,

    (Kiva) Most admirable!

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2012 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg, in reply to tussock,

    Ramadan is where you eat a huge breakfast....

    Of course those are all the literal manifestations of Lent and Ramadan, but that would ignore the underlying concepts of asceticism.

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • andin, in reply to Martin Lindberg,

    the underlying concepts of asceticism.

    No its not asceticism Lent is about penitence and is modelled on the forty day fast when apparently jesus saw god. And Ramadan is deeply misogynistic.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    In front of them hoping it will help? what?

    I think that's fairly obvious.

    Yeah I saw that and I guess I’m so jaded that I read it as “we’ll pay a consultant to write a report and carry on as before” rather than as a commitment to make certain they aren’t doing harm.

    Maybe, but given it's a charity, I hope we'd give them the benefit of the doubt unless they have history.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • andin, in reply to Kyle Matthews,

    I think that’s fairly obvious.

    Dick

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

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