Phat Phobia and Weightism
Most of us are phat phobic and weightist. We got that way with almost no effort on our part. But most of us do not stop to challenge the party-line continually fed to us by society.
What would happen if you began to look behind the obesity research to see the prejudice and bias that are there? How would your life be different if you began to challenge size prejudice? Read on!
Do you Suffer from Size Bias? - Take this test and find out!
Size Bias Impacts The Thin As Well - Jerome Groopman, author of How Doctors Think, discusses a patient who almost died because the doctor failed to diagnose heart disease. In retrospect, the symptoms of heart disease were clear, but the diagnosis not made because the patient was an active thin man who appeared to be in great shape. Yup, both the fat and the thin suffer because of size bias.
Who Are You Calling Fat? - "A long-running, delicious food fight pitting a University of Colorado law professor and the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control against the Harvard School of Public Health on the subject of fatitude." 9/07