I was so pleased to reach the last section of this report and finally see a mainstream source questioning the wisdom of promoting weight loss as the only route to health. Including a case study of the Health at Every Size (HAES) approach is a fantastic step forward.
The evidence that trained medical professionals actively discriminate against larger people and give them a poorer service is a clear demonstration that society's obsession with weight has very little to do with promoting health.
Unfortunately, I don't believe any of this will change without legislation, just as other forms of discrimination require legal grounds to successfully challenge. On top of this, people being made to feel bad about their appearance is big business and we live in a system, particularly in the current economic crisis, that celebrates 'growth' and 'profits' without ever assessing the human costs of the excessive consumerism required to sustain them.
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