Weight of the World

India Today - - LEISURE -

US writer Lindy West, 30, took on the cause of over­weight peo­ple in Amer­ica with her ar­ti­cle “Be­ing Mean to Fat Peo­ple Is Point­less”, in women’s blog Jezebel. Call­ing her­self over­weight, she says the world’s ob­ses­sion with obe­sity is hurt­ing fat peo­ple.“Afat per­son has health prob­lems of any kind? It’s be­cause they are fat. Afat per­son is sin­gle? Well, duh. Fat. They de­serve it,” she wrote in the ar­ti­cle read by 7,500 peo­ple. In­stead of sham­ing the obese, she sug­gests pre­ven­tive mea­sures like health­ier school lunches and im­proved fit­ness pro­grammes.

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