“If you are overweight or obese, are you pleased with the way that you look?” Fat-Shaming for social change? WHAT?!
This, this will work, SURE! Shame the people! Make them feel bad! We all know what happens when you make someone feel bad about things they already feel bad about!
The party! The cycle of shame! and "Varieties of Social Pressure!"
"Our best long-term possibility is to find ways of inducing a majority of the population to do what a minority now already do: working to stay thin in the first place and to lose weight early on if excess weight begins to emerge. That will take social pressure combined with vigorous government action."
WAIT - WHAT?
Unhappy with the slow pace of public health efforts to curb America’s stubborn obesity epidemic, a prominent bioethicist is proposing a new push for what he says is an “edgier strategy” to promote weight loss: ginning up social stigma.
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?”
Full text here - Download Obesity Paper With fancy rounded fonts!