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Ingrid Spilde Many people think those who are fat are generally lazy, dumb, greedy and unmotivated. Self-respecting people don't let themselves gain those 50 pounds.
Like it or not, it DOES say something about you as a person. Many described how fat people take up too much space on the bus and bog down the health system at the expense of slimmer taxpayers. One man commented that he would never consider having sex with a fat woman.
Or if someone broadcasted their revulsion about the possibility of sex with a person of darker skin or, for instance, a disability? So why is it apparently okay to heap ugly abuse on fat people?
Such research tells us that many people think those who are fat are generally lazy, dumb, greedy and unmotivated. Such stigmatization applies to heavy women in particular. Obese people encounter direct and palpable discrimination, according to Brewis Slade. Fat people are almost never the heroes in plots of movies.
They are never the protagonists in a romance, but rather the clownish buddy. Brewis Slade says that perhaps worse yet, fat people are also discriminated against in the health services. As a result these people might not be getting the medical help they deserve and need.
Much of the research has been conducted in other countries, but Tor Ivar Karlsen thinks there are no reasons to believe the situation is any better in Norway.
Brewis Slade even thinks Norwegians might be extra eager to cast the first stones. Such ridiculing images crop up when looking for graphics using fatness or obesity as a search word. What does this say about our view of people who are morbidly obese? Norwegians celebrate their famed polar explorers and sports idols.
You can hardly leave your door without meeting a jogger in the latest training outfits and gear, she points out.
When we assume that being fat or slim is a relatively easy option we turn the problem into a morality issue: Fat people are morally deficient and should be ashamed and get their act together.
As a result such bias and slurs become more acceptable. Science does not support the hypothesis that obesity has anything to do with moral decrepitude. The math is much more complicated than the arithmetic above.
The professor does not wish to undermine our individual responsibilities for our health, or deny that body weight can be regulated by changing food intake and activity levels.
But there is so much more. The brain, intestines, fatty tissue, muscles, organs and bacterial flora comprise a complicated system of constant communication among the various parts. This system is guided by the feeling of hunger, fullness, appetite, enjoyment of food, metabolism and storage of fat.Are You a Techno-Optimist or a Techno-Pessimist?
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Technology is progressing everyday to make American’s life easier but it will only cause people to become lazy. When television sets came out there were suspicions of TV becoming a factor to laziness; that suspicion wasn’t entirely wrong. Kids would rather pick up a control than pick up a ball. Jul 31, · Watch video · Laziness, Technology And Brain Scanning A Billion People: A Conversation With David Krakauer Robert C.
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