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Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong - The Huffington Post
'What does work, Corrigan says, is for fat people to make it clear to everyone they interact with that their size is nothing to apologize for. “When you pity someone, you think they’re less effective, less competent, more hurt,” he says. “You don’t see them as capable. The only way to get rid of stigma is from power.”' - relevant to pity games.
article  health  obesity  fatness  diet  pity  society  culture 
yesterday by Nachimir
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong - The Huffington Post
For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives.
obesity  health  shaming  medical  weight  research  education 
yesterday by mirthe
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong - The Huffington Post
A good summary about a lot of health issues we've read about elsewhere and how awful people are about weight.
huffpo  diet  fatacceptance  obesity  via:aleen  healthcare 
2 days ago by UltraNurd
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong - The Huffington Post
> Her patients, she says, often live in the past or the future with their weight. They tell her they are waiting until they are smaller to go back to school or apply for a new job. They beg her to return them to their high school or wedding or first triathlon weight, the one that will bring back their former life.

> And then Lenham must explain that these dreams are a trap. Because there is no magical cure. There is no time machine. There is only the revolutionary act of being fat and happy in a world that tells you that’s impossible.

> “We all have to do our best with the body that we have,” she says. “And leave everyone else’s alone.”
health  obesity  culture 
2 days ago by nsfmc

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