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It’s Okay to Be Fat

The stigma surrounding weight gain has blinded us to the real problems of health care

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You’ve heard it said, probably in hushed whispers: Don’t call her fat, it’s rude. And largely we acquiesce, don’t we? But why? Why does a descriptor like “fat” carry such negative connotations? If it isn’t rude to say “that woman is blonde,” or “that man is tall,” why is it impolite to…

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Brandy L Schillace

Brandy L Schillace

(skil-AH-chay) Author in #history, #science, & #medicine. Bylines: SciAm, Globe&Mail, WIRED, WSJ. EIC Medical Humanities. Host of Peculiar Book Club. she/her

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