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By Michael Hobbes
For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives.
It’s time for a new paradigm.
by Marquisele Mercedes
The Big Fat Loophole in The Hippocratic Oath
Medical fatphobia isn’t the result of providers not knowing some special cheat codes for working with fat patients. Providers didn’t all miss the day in medical school where students were taught how not to be cruel to fat people. Fatphobia is medicine’s status quo.
Pinterest is the place people come for inspiration to create life they love. It’s where everyone belongs—regardless of body shape or size.
By Sabrina Strings
Even before Covid-19, black Americans had higher rates of multiple chronic illnesses and a lower life expectancy than white Americans, regardless of weight. This is an indication that our social structures are failing us.