April 21st – Lauren

21 04 2010

A rather surprising article was published in the Globe and Mail last week about Donna Simpson, a 42-year-old mother, who raises money for her food budget through a website where people watch her eat. The article draws attention to a subculture of gainers (people who are gaining excessive weight on purpose), their motives, their attitudes and their mental and physical health.

The online version of the article can be found here.

Read the article and write about what you think of the issue. People are working towards excessive weight gain goals with no concern for their health. Should something be done or should people be allowed to do as they see fit with their own body?