Fat oppression

Fat oppression

The epidemiology of overweight and obesity: public health crisis or moral panic?

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English
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Paul Campos
Abigail Saguy
Paul Ernsberger
Eric Oliver
Glenn Gaesser
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Volume 35, Issue 1, pp. 55-60
Publisher: 
International Journal of Epidemiology
Publication Date: 
February 2006

Argues that scientific evidence does not support claims about "the obesity epidemic" and does not justify diverting scarce resources away from more pressing public health issues. Evaluates four central claims made by those who are calling for intensifying the "war on fat": that obesity is an epidemic; that overweight and obesity are major contributors to mortality; that higher than average adiposity is pathological and a primary direct cause of disease; and that significant long-term weight loss is both medically beneficial and a practical goal. 

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Includes bibliographical references. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyi254

Association for Size Diversity and Health

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
Community education/development
Advocacy

An international professional organization of individuals committed to Health at Every Size principles. Their mission is to promote education, research, and the provision of services which enhance health and well-being, and which are free from weight-based assumptions and discrimination.

Primary Telephone: 
1-877-576-1102
Email Address: 
http://www.sizediversityandhealth.org/contact.asp
Street Address: 
PO Box 3093
City: 
Redwood City
Province: 
California
Postal/ZIP Code: 
94064
Country: 
USA

Health at Every Size Community

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
Community education/development
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HAES calls itself “the new peace movement”, and maintains that good health can best be realized independently from considerations of size, and supports people of all sizes in addressing health directly by adopting healthy behaviours.

What is “Health at Every Size”?

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English
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Deb Burgard
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National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Describes the Health at Every Size (HAES) approach and how it differs from a conventional treatment model in its emphasis on self-acceptance and healthy day-to-day behaviours, whether weight changes or not.

Healthy living at your size

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Francie Berg
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National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

One of the leading advocates of the “Health at Every Size” movement discusses ways to be healthy without focussing on trying to lose weight. 

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Adapted from the book Underage and Overweight: Our Childhood Obesity Crisis – What Every Family Needs to Know, 2005. Copyright 2008, 2004, by Francie M. Berg.

The stigma of obesity in women: the difference is black and white

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Michelle Hebl
Todd Heatherton
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Volume 24, Number 4, pp. 417-426
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Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Volume 24, Number 4, April 1998, pp. 417-426
Publication Date: 
April 1998

Examines how Black and white women in the U.S. have different perceptions of stigma related to weight.

The stigma of obesity: a review and update

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Author: 
Rebecca Puhl
Chelsea Heuer
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Volume 17, Issue 5, pages 941–964
Publisher: 
Obesity
Publication Date: 
2009

Examines the evidence that obese people face many forms of prejudice because of their weight, comparable to rates of racial discrimination, especially among women. Fids that women, for example, are 16 times more likely to report weight-related employment discrimination than men.

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ISSN: 1930-7381
EISSN: 1930-739X
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Includes bibliographical references. doi:10.1038/oby.2008.63

Broadening our understanding of violence against women: lesbian experience and fat-oppression

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English
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Jennifer Pearson
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National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Argues that lesbophobia and fat-oppression work together to einforce violence against women of all body shapes and sizes and across the continuum of sexual orientation.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Fat as a therapeutic issue: raising awareness in ourselves and our clients

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English
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Online
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Cheri K Erdman
Publisher: 
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Discusses fat prejudice among therapists. Examines how therapists can confront those feelings and provide good care to all their clients.

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Includes bibliographical references.

National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy

Works to improve the quality of life for fat people, and to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and member support.

Primary Telephone: 
916-558-6880
Website/URL: 
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 188620
City: 
Sacramento
Province: 
California
Postal/ZIP Code: 
95818
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Multiple Primary found: "916-558-6880 and naafa@naafa.org"
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