Jan 20, 2022 - 6 min
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It's time to stop feeling guilty at Thanksgiving. This instalment of Culture Study analyses the normalised and dangerous idea that food consumption must be "earned" through exercise, particularly in the holiday season. Anne Helen Petersen argues that exercise is not punishment, and eating is not a punishable offence. In this passionate reflection, she reveals why it’s time to stop this culture from taking over moments of celebration.