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    Fat-shaming may curb obesity, bioethicist says

    Fat-shaming may curb obesity, bioethicist says - TODAY Health

    Daniel Callahan, a senior research scholar and president emeritus of The Hastings Center, put out a new paper this week calling for a renewed emphasis on social pressure against heavy people -- what some may call fat-shaming -- including public posters that would pose questions like this:

    “If you are overweight or obese, are you pleased with the way that you look?”
    For me personally it was the burning shame of being an out of shape lardass that got me to commit to the PBP, although the weightloss at this point is just an ancillary benefit. So, shame a landwhale today, save a life tomorrow?

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    Not without education. "If you are poor or underprivileged, are you happy with the things you can or cannot get?" is no more helpful. I would have just been insulted. In my own obesity, I'd rather have seen a sign saying, "Google your food! Some of it is making you fat and some of it isn't."
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    Doesn't work when everyone around you are obese though. Look at Mississippi. Obesity there is the norm.

    And good luck with so many fat advocates out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damiana View Post
    Doesn't work when everyone around you are obese though. Look at Mississippi. Obesity there is the norm.
    This is so true. It took a trip out of state (to Colorado), surrounded by different people, for it to finally click for me that being fat is not normal. When I got home, it was mind blowing to look around and finally be able to see all the people around me as being fat instead of normal.

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    Depends on the way that "shaming" is done. But "fat acceptance" for sure is a murder, just with time-release mechanism.

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    It can backfire.....really badly.

    Shaming people that are basically only hurting themselves is pointless. Education and support is a better route. Trust me, I got a heap ton of shame and dirty looks for being fat. All it really accomplished was lower self esteem that made me want to sit on the couch with a pizza. Not real effective for weightloss.

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    I've heard this works all over the place. Like wife shaming. Dinner isn't to your liking? Berate her in public, embarrass her in front of neighbors, heck, slap her around a bit. Husband isn't doing his part in the bedroom? Fix that with husband shaming. Talk about it with your coworkers, tell his friends, post about it on the internet, have other women look at him with pity. I am sure that will fix things no problem.

    Yeah, being an asshole to people seldom fixes the issue. I have yet to meet a fat person that didn't know they were fat. Some just don't care and that is more power to them. Some do and are trying to fix it. Calling them a landwhale probably wont help. Like magnolia said, many heavier folks eat emotionally, berate them and they will just eat more. (source...ben and jerry's tastes great when you are pissed off).

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    Quote Originally Posted by canio6 View Post
    I've heard this works all over the place. Like wife shaming. Dinner isn't to your liking? Berate her in public, embarrass her in front of neighbors, heck, slap her around a bit. Husband isn't doing his part in the bedroom? Fix that with husband shaming. Talk about it with your coworkers, tell his friends, post about it on the internet, have other women look at him with pity. I am sure that will fix things no problem. ....
    This paragraph had me cracking up, +1

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    And more on topic, I'm sure there is a better way than "shaming" as it's put here. Needs to be something more motivational than outright insulting, maybe something along the lines of the anti-smoking ads where it uses the children who ask their parents to quit for them? I don't know.

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    You are correct, we should probably just skip the shaming step and just throw fatties in prison; err, I mean "involuntary weight loss camps".

    Quote Originally Posted by canio6 View Post
    I've heard this works all over the place. Like wife shaming. Dinner isn't to your liking? Berate her in public, embarrass her in front of neighbors, heck, slap her around a bit. Husband isn't doing his part in the bedroom? Fix that with husband shaming. Talk about it with your coworkers, tell his friends, post about it on the internet, have other women look at him with pity. I am sure that will fix things no problem.

    Yeah, being an asshole to people seldom fixes the issue. I have yet to meet a fat person that didn't know they were fat. Some just don't care and that is more power to them. Some do and are trying to fix it. Calling them a landwhale probably wont help. Like magnolia said, many heavier folks eat emotionally, berate them and they will just eat more. (source...ben and jerry's tastes great when you are pissed off).

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