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Weight Stigma

Anna Almendrala

Want To Run For Office? You Better Start Running First

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Political candidates have a lot to worry about on the campaign trail: the gaffe-to-gif pipeline, a 24/7 news cycle, debates, and, of course, attacks f...

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.

BMI Report Cards: More Harm Than Good?

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

If expending limited school resources on BMI notifications is unnecessary, likely ineffective and may cause harm, what can parents do?

14 Women Who Have Faced Fat Prejudice

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.26.2013 | Women

"Beauty isn't between a size zero and a size eight. It is not a number at all. It is not physical," Ellen DeGeneres said recently in response to Aberc...

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?

LOOK: The Bravest Woman We've Met This Week

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.12.2013 | Women

The idea that people might be staring at you in public and judging you on your weight is something most of us fear. For photographer Haley Morris-Cafi...

The Big Oversight in Our Obesity Conversation

Andy Bellatti | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

My biggest concern is that solely focusing on weight impedes the health movement's progress. Such a clinical and quantitative frame gives very little thought to -- and leaves no room for a conversation about -- socio-political and environmental factors that pose a threat to our health.

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 ...

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!

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.