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You Can't Shame Someone For Not Wanting To Be Fat-Shamed

Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Nina Bahadur

If referring to someone as fat were the same as referring to someone as a brunette or tall or freckled, a woman's refusal to describe herself as such would be weird. But, collectively, we're not there yet. The word "fat" has power because the word "fat" has consequences.

'Weightism Is Pretty Much The Last Acceptable Version Of Discrimination'

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 04.27.2014 | Style

To say that it's about time that there was a documentary about the plus-size modeling industry, like "A Perfect 14," would be the understatement of th...

When You Know Better, You Should Do Better

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

I believe that the majority of the time, weight stigma in a health care setting is a misguided attempt to help. But that does not excuse rudeness, shaming, guilt, scare tactics, cruelty, or poor medical care.

Weightism: The Real Reason We Are Failing at Weight Loss

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

The conversation I would like to have about obesity is about acceptance and being kind to each other. By all means, make a commitment to better health by attaining your ideal weight if you can, but leave the self- and other-loathing at the refrigerator door.

End Weight Stigma, Starting With Your Own

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Whether subtle or blatant, weight stigma is broadcast into our living rooms and shows up in our classrooms, break rooms, and exam rooms. For many people, weight stigma hits even closer to home: right between our ears!