Weight Stigma

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Across the world, it remains legal to discriminate against people because of their weight. The scope of anti-discrimination laws has offered protection for socially stigmatized groups who are treated unfairly for characteristics viewed as “immutable”, such as race, whereas societal views of body weight continue to perpetuate notions that weight is both changeable and an individual’s fault, and therefore, undeserving …