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Fat Shaming and Disease. So we know that fat shaming is bad, or at least you should after reading this article. It doesn’t work and it actually counteracts the end result that the actual fat shamer is doing it for most likely to help someone lose weight. In other words, fat shaming is officially over. “We’re definitely hoping physicians and people work on their own biases,” says Wharton. The guidelines are intended to end the stigma around obesity and to ensure patients get the care they need.
Obesity. And now OAC is determined to put an end to fat-shaming once and for all. The fact that obesity continues to be a very serious health condition comes as no surprise. It affects more than 93 million people nationwide and is responsible for a host of health problems and conditions including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, joint problems. Fat shaming doesn’t need to end it needs to make a comeback.
Some amount of shame is good. We shamed people out of smoking and into wearing seat belts. We shamed them out of littering. Although it has been around for decades on end, fat shaming causes more problems than it solves. With the events that transpired during one of the recent episodes of Bill Maher’s evening talk show, Real Time, people are again putting the spotlight on how fat shaming negatively affects.
Fat shaming involves criticizing and harassing overweight people about their weight or eating habits to make them feel ashamed of themselves. The belief is that this may motivate people to eat. It’s time we stop fat-shaming! It needs to end. Not only is it not supportive or compassionate, it also does no good.
Being told you are fat doesn’t motivate you to lose weight. Most fat people, like myself, are aware we are fat. Instead, it would.
There is only one serious study, from University College London, that suggests fat-shaming doesn’t work, and it’s hopelessly flawed. Firstly, it’s based on survey data — relying on fat people to be honest about their weight and diets. Pardon the pun, but fat chance!
This is a group that thinks anything ending in “salad” is. Fat shaming politicians won’t end capitalism. A recent scandal over a scientific article once again raises thorny issues of who produces expert knowledge and why. Fat shaming is the result of an individual bias against people who are deemed unhealthy, unattractive, stupid, lazy or lacking self-control.
It is a faulty interpretation — based solely on a person’s appearance — that fatness is bad or morally wrong. Fat shaming is bigotry. Fat shaming is bigotry.
List of related literature:
|from Being Fat: Women, Weight, and Feminist Activism in Canada|
|from The Fat Studies Reader|
|from 21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook|
|from Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture|
|from Turbulent Times, Transformational Possibilities?: Gender and Politics Today and Tomorrow|
|from Encyclopedia of Disability|
|from The Oprah Phenomenon|
|from On the Politics of Ugliness|
|from Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health, and Illness in the U.S.|
|from Evangelical Theologies of Liberation and Justice|