I saw an article this week on Twitter that really disturbed me. It was about “thin privilege”, and it showed a post with two pictures that went viral….one of a thin young woman getting ready to eat a gigantic burger and fries, and the other of a young (larger size) young lady on the beach. 1,241 more words
Tags » Weight Bias
When discussing health, you’ll notice a trend between two approaches – weight normative and weight inclusive.
The weight-normative approach includes the many principles and practices that emphasize achieving a “normal” weight when defining health and well-being. 3,119 more words
Individuals with obesity are stigmatized. They face constant discrimination and unsolicited advice. We carry many negative and prejudicial beliefs that we often don’t notice when it comes to weight and health. 585 more words
This week, an obesity management physician fat-shamed two scholars in obesity research and called into question their expert status in the field in part due to their physicality. 403 more words