While the science community is heralding poll results from the recent C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health as groundbreaking, many fat liberation activists are far from surprised with data that demonstrates a potential connection between eating disorders and anti-obesity education in schools.
“The thing about shame culture—or, a culture that makes people who don’t look or act a certain way feel self-loathing—is that it doesn’t work,” said body-positive activist Kaye Toal, a blogger for Big Fat Feminist.
“If it did, no one would be fat. If all it took to make people stop being fat was to make them feel horrible about themselves for being fat, our entire society in America would have thinned down decades ago. It’s more complicated than that.”
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