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    If children are underfed then they get taken away by child protection services. But for some reason encouraging a child to stuff their face to the point where they're 10 stone by year 3 is perfectly fine. Why exactly is this not punished?
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    (Original post by intelligent con)
    If children are underfed then they get taken away by child protection services. But for some reason encouraging a child to stuff their face to the point where they're 10 stone by year 3 is perfectly fine. Why exactly is this not punished?
    Because society has indoctrinated people to think it is normal. That some kids are not fat and lazy, but instead have a natural problem beyond their control.

    We do live in a PC gone mad world. Apparently i heard that some doctors were warned against calling people fat, to not shame them or hurt their feelings, but instead they should be labelled as "alternatively sized."
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    Having fat kids is punishment enough.
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    Punish how?? I say just make them go to a health centre.
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    (Original post by gjd800)
    Having fat kids is punishment enough.
    I'm allowed to say this because I was one.
 
 
 
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