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Fattism

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)

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Tue 12 Mar 2019 02:32GMT

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