Weight stigma remains a socially acceptable — and legal — form of bias.
People may start to believe negative stereotypes about themselves.
In the eyes of our society someone with an eating disorder is typically viewed as a young, emaciated, Caucasian female. However, eating disorders do not discriminate based upon age, race, gender, body-type, or socioeconomic status.
At last week's Davos conference, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) proposed a $150/employee "Fat Tax" on publicly traded companies and presumably companies planning to go public. Here's how the Fat Tax would work.
I find it appalling that J&J, Vitality, and Novo Nordisk advocate expensive and intrusive regulations subjecting huge numbers of employees both to institutionalized discrimination, and to programs that they admit don't work, simply to make a few bucks.
Many fat activists are trying to reclaim the word "fat" as a neural descriptor, in the same way that we utilize words such as "tall" vs. "short." The problem is that in our culture the descriptor of "fat" has become synonymous with undesirable traits, such as being lazy, unattractive, and unhealthy.
Fat shaming can have economic consequences. "Those are the only jobs that are available for the heaviest women in the labor
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Fat discrimination and prejudice are everywhere -- at work, in dating situations, in media , in think tanks, in academia and on the street. It persists in part thanks to the myth that this type of bullying has an admirable purpose -- to shame people into losing weight.
Art Caplan, the head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center, told Today that the study is evidence
The blog's founder, Dr. Cat Pausé, explained: “There are two explanations," Burmeister told Times Higher Education. "One
There was this instance when I was very eager to join the cheering squad of my school back in high school. But since petite
I totally love Brooke Elliott. She is perfect just the way she is and she makes me feel comfortable in my own body and with my own weight.
Though weight is rarely mentioned in media coverage of what causes stress -- for instance, lists here, here and here don't
"Guys, no need to worry about meeting a biggie-size chick "down-sizing" to an 8 like when you're dating online. We'll be checking labels at the door!"
Ramos visited the bar on March 3 and again on April 4 and experienced the same discrimination both times, she said. The second