Jul 31, 2019
In this episode, Therese Markow and Dr. Joan Chrisler discuss the definition and origins of “sizeism", especially as it relates to rising rates of obesity. Fat people are victims of discrimination in the workplace and fat shaming is not useful in attempting to get a person to lose weight. Many fat people avoid visiting health care professionals because they feel discriminated against in the health care setting. This is the first in a series of Critically Speaking episodes about the obesity epidemic. Next week, the costs of the obesity epidemic will be discussed.
"Some of the advice fat people are given by medical professionals, mimics the systems of eating disorders.” — Dr. Joan Chrisler
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