Weight Prejudice in the US
Americans hate fat people.
Individualistic Americans think weight is a solely personal responsibility; no outside forces like genetics, illnesses, or social factors required. “If you’re fat, you’re lazy and unmotivated.” Period.
But that’s just the problem: Even obese people hate obese people, and that means self-hate. Self-hate leads to comfort eating, which leads to even more weight gain.
See a trend?
With unparalleled pressures to be ultra-thin, American weight prejudice adds up to a cycle of obesity, hostility, and shame. Solution?
We don’t know. Yet.
But awareness seems like a good place to start.
What do you think is causing the weight-related problems in the US?