“Health justice” is becoming a new woke agenda item in universities across the country, as progressive academics try to eliminate “fatphobia,” or the cultural stigmatization of obesity, including scrapping the word “obesity” itself.
The University of Illinois Chicago’s school of public health defines weight stigma as “the discrimination or stereotyping based on a person’s weight,” which it claims is “reported at rates comparable to racism and is one of the last types of discrimination still condoned and carried out by public health and medical experts.”
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“The incidence of weight stigma has increased by 66 percent with the rise of public health campaigns to end the ‘obesity epidemic,’” the school says.
The school released a policy brief in October called, “Addressing weight stigma and fatphobia in public health,” which said the country’s focus on body size is “rooted in racism” dating back to Charles Darwin, and it advised against using “extremely stigmatizing” words like “obesity” in favor of terms such as “people in larger bodies.”