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Is there prejudice against fat?

  1. Shealy Healy profile image59
    Shealy Healyposted 7 years ago

    Is there prejudice against fat?

    I have been fat and I have been thin-I think there is prejudice against fat. What do you think?

  2. profile image0
    Chasukposted 7 years ago

    There is prejudice against fat, yes.

    We live in a world is which attractiveness reaps rewards, and being fat is generally considered unattractive.

    Fewer people want to sit next to the fat person on the bus, or go with the fat person to the beach. Being fat can negatively affect your employment prospects. The clothing industry discriminates (buying clothes is more difficult). Fat people have to contend with fat jokes and fat stereotypes.

    Did that help?

  3. LittleStash profile image68
    LittleStashposted 7 years ago

    Definitely.  I know more than one successful business owner who would never hire an obese person (but might hire a person who is simply overweight).   Is that fair?  I honestly don't know.  A job applicant might be competent, friendly, smart, and obese.  The employer has to consider, somewhere in his/her inner mind's equation, that applicant's potential impact on the business' health care costs.  That analysis results in prejudice.  I don't condone unfair discrimination on any count, but these questions do make you think.  I think that the prejudice exists.

  4. ladybug75 profile image57
    ladybug75posted 7 years ago

    Yes, I would say there is a definite prejudice against fat people. It is harder for them to get jobs, promotions, to adopt children, to start relationships and many, many more things.
    I think there is not only prejudice against fat people but fat itself. How ridiculous is it for a package of gummy worms to post on its packaging that it is a "fat free food"!? Of course it is fat free it is made of mostly sugar! As a society we are so afraid of fat that we have even made different classes of fat. Is it saturated, poly, mono, or the dreaded trans variety?

  5. profile image49
    Marciiposted 7 years ago

    i think there is but i don't know why everybody should be treated equally no matter size or ethnicity.

  6. CYBERSUPE profile image61
    CYBERSUPEposted 7 years ago

    Certainly. We all like neatness and those people that are overweigh seem to be unkeep.

  7. Shealy Healy profile image59
    Shealy Healyposted 7 years ago

    Over the past year I gained about eight pounds. When I gain a bit of weight it changes much of how I am perceived by others. I can tell you that YES I am absoluted treated differently when more fat is on my body. I am accepted into the "slim girls club" most of the time by the slim girls. But, with even 8 pounds on me-they kick me right out fo their club. I wonder if anyone will be honest enough to share that he/she actually does not like to talk to, hang out with or be friends with people who are even a big overweight?

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    jasper420posted 7 years ago

    there are predjudice against every thing inculding fat sicking realy how people can be so closed minded

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