Why is it OK to be anti-fat? Where do our anti fat attitudes come from and what it feels like to be on the receiving end of society’s prejudice?
We are told obesity is on the rise - globally. But if you think about it, how often do you see an obese chief executive, or tech entrepreneur, or politician even? Especially a female one. Perhaps the reason is because society discriminates against fat people.
In this Why Factor we explore why it is OK to be anti-fat, where that attitude comes from, and what it feels like to be on the receiving end of society’s prejudice.
Producer: Gemma Newby
(Photo: A woman and a man sit together. Credit: Getty Images)