University proposes ban on word ‘obesity’ to fight weight stigma and fatphobia in public health
- May 18, 2022
- Sabrina Strings, sociology, Independent, Yahoo News, MSN, May 18, 2022
The University of Illinois Chicago’s School of Public Health is not the first to address the stigma associated with weight, and the racism rooted in the stigma, as the University of Texas’s Institute for Bioethics & Health Humanities recently hosted a lecture on “Fatphobia as Misogynoir: Gender, Race, and Weight Stigma,” during which Dr Sabrina Strings, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, highlighted the “troubled past of fat stigma,” and the “centrality of slavery and race science in its perpetuation throughout the western world”.
For the full story, please visit https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/obesity-stigma-weight-fatphobia-public-health-b2082269.html?r=32993.