I Take Up Space

Examining fatism and its consequences
Pattie Thomas, Ph.D., is a medical sociologist and author of Taking Up Space: How Eating Well and Exercising Regularly Changed My Life, a sociological memoir. more...

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About I Take Up Space

Weight loss is a doomed proposition that often leads to poorer health rather than improved health. Good health is possible without weight loss. A Health at Every Size(sm) approach is preferable for the well-being of all persons no matter what their size. Judging character, work ethic, health or worth on the basis of how someone looks is ALWAYS prejudice. No one should be treated as "less than human" because of their body size.FATISM is a matter of cultural stigma. This blog is about cultural and social issues, not a health debate. 

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