Fat, apparently, is in the eye of the beholder. If the beholder lives in the African nation of Mauritania, he's much more likely to believe that big is beautiful. In fact, fat women are so revered there that only a generation ago, a third of girls were force-fed, making it one of the few African countries where girls received more food than boys.
These days, the practice is in decline, but even now 1 in 10 girls are treated this way. Wife-fattening has its roots in the idea that fat equals wealthy,... READ ON