Tag: body shaming
Viewing Obesity as a Chronic Disease
Asthma, diabetes and cancer. They’re all chronic diseases. But what about obesity? Is it a disease, or something else? According to the American Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Association it is. But not everyone feels that way. The American Heart Association lists obesity as a behaviour (although this may change). At first glance, the…
Will body shaming put an end to obesity?
What is it about obesity that gets under people’s skin? People who are obese are treated as pariahs on society. They’re discriminated against and experience body shaming throughout life. They’re also less likely to get married, have a family and get paid less than their thinner counterparts. Obese People are Portrayed as Lazy or Villains…