The bubbling rage against fat people in America has put researchers like Levine in a difficult position. On the one hand, she says, she wants to ensure that obesity is taken seriously as a medical problem, and pointing out the costs associated with obesity-related illnesses helps illustrate the severity of the situation. On the other hand, she says, doing so could increase the animosity people have toward the overweight, many of whom may already live healthy lives or may be working hard to make heathier choices.
“The idea is to fight obesity and not obese people,” she says, and then pauses. “But it’s very hard for many people to disentangle the two.”
Now Newsweek has an amazing gallery of fat people exercising, along with their stories. Don’t miss it, it’s completely 100% awesome.
(Via Big Fat Blog.)
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