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Obesity Stigma

Anna Almendrala

Fat Jokes In Children's Movies Are A Lot More Common Than You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

"At least you don't look like some kind of bloated roadside piñata! You really should think about going on a diet!" cries Puss in Boots in "Shrek The...

The Label That Worsens Weight Stigma

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.15.2013 | Women

The stigma attached to food addiction is not as strong as the stigma attached to other addictions such as alcoholism or drug abuse, according to a new...

The Stigma of Obesity

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

The majority of us would be outraged by, and would not stand for, the same slandering of Asian, black, female, gay, elderly, or disabled Americans. Why, then, do we tolerate those who focus the same vitriol on people who are overweight?

Nina Bahadur

The Scary Way Weight Stigma Impacts Women's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.20.2012 | Women

How America's obsession with thinness and dieting plays into eating disorders gets a lot of airtime. But what about how these obsessions affect women ...

Weight-Based Stigma and Bullying

Abigail Saguy | Posted 12.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Abigail Saguy

Could our negative attitudes about fatness -- a disease that people bring upon themselves through sloth and gluttony -- be more hazardous to our mental and physical well being than excess weight?

Nike's Notion of Greatness, and the Road Not Taken

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Weight does not measure human worth. It is not an indicator of character. Bathroom scales are not designed to weigh merit. The boy in the Nike ad may well be full to the brim with greatness -- but none of it has anything to do with running.

Losing Weight, Hate and Obesity Bias

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

We need to stop blaming, hating and discriminating against obese people, but equally important, we need to use what we know to solve obesity and the obesity epidemic. That is the real solution to the evil of obesity bias.

Bread and Circus (Hold the Bread): Weight of the Nation Deserves an Imperial Thumbs Down

Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA

By focusing on health, we can address real health concerns, giving both fat and thin people the support they deserve and avoiding stigmatizing people and worsening the problem.

The Key To Solving The Obesity Epidemic?

Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA

Does it ever seem like you're hearing the same things about weight over and over? Witnessing the depressing cycle of failed public initiatives and fruitless personal efforts to trim our waistlines, who wouldn't wish for a more hopeful angle or some alternative facts on the old story?

Sam Stein

Chris Christie Defended By Civil Rights Group For The Obese

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the leading civil rights organizations working to end discrimination against the obese is taking up the defense of New Jersey Gov...

Is Obesity Bias Evolutionary?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Obesity bias is, indeed, rampant, and well-documented. But in all of the literature on the topic that I have seen, one important element is only rarely addressed. Seldom does anyone ask: why?

The Obesity Stigma

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.02.2011 | Home
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Decreasing obesity means altering our culture of eating too many calories, exercising and sleeping too little and helping people resolve problems that cause emotional overeating.