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Hey Fatty—Lose Some Weight – “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” – Amy Chua

February 25th, 2012 · No Comments · China, Parenting

The fact is that Chinese parents can do things that would seem unimaginable—even legally actionable—to Westerners. Chinese mothers can say to their daughters, “Hey fatty—lose some weight.” By contrast, Western parents have to tiptoe around the issue, talking in terms of “health” and never ever mentioning the f-word, and their kids still end up in therapy for eating disorders and negative self-image.

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