Rates of obesity and eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia both surged among young people over the past two years. Scholars explain why, and how parents can support kids dealing with body shame.
A study of over 1,000 children in rural Oklahoma found that social and emotional health may be just as important as diet and exercise in reducing child obesity.
Negative attitudes about people with larger body sizes or higher weight are consistent across Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US.
Fat-shaming is as ineffective as it is cruel. The bullying tactic also ignores the biological factors underlying obesity, which are not always under a person’s control.
Nike has recently displayed a plus-sized mannequin in its London store, triggering responses ranging from outrage to celebration. But there’s no denying the health risks of obesity.
People with obesity earn less and have a harder time finding work.
Moralistic talk about food, exercise and bodies has its roots in Christianity and is perpetuated by corporations. Collectively, we can resist.
The continued prevalence of fat stigma and shaming needs to be challenged.
While thousands have called for the show to be cancelled, Insatiable actually does a good job of depicting the complex nature of disordered eating, sexuality and female pleasure.
A new study explores whether how we perceive our body weight affects our prospects in the job market and at work.
But you wouldn’t know it to look at a newspaper.
Is pointing out the negative health effects of overweight and obesity “fat shaming”?
Evidence shows fat-shaming health campaigns have little effect on promoting healthy lifestyles and weight loss among fat people.
We’re used to categorising people as “male” or “female” – but that’s no excuse for lashing out when athletes defy our expectations.
There’s no protection from size discrimination in UK law, but European disability law may offer some comfort.
Dear Fat People video goes viral but it’s another sad example of how acceptable it has become to belittle people while pretending it’s for their own good.