6 Minute English - What is fat-shaming?

We discuss where the attitudes behind fat-shaming come from.

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Hello, this is 6 Minute English from BBC learning English. I'm now January is often the time when people make New Year's resolutions things. They want to start or stop doing in the New Year. Have you made any resolutions for 20 21 Georgina chocolate Christmas pudding? I'd already put it on extra white during lockdown then even more over Christmas. So I definitely need to diet in 2021, isn't it? I mean most people I've read a picture Christmas and. In January off the old incidence of fat shaming are on the rise. That's what it's called when someone is criticize or humiliated for being fat in this program will be asking where the attitude behind fat.

Income from will be hearing how anti-fat attitudes are often implicit or unconscious having a second slice of Christmas the same as being fat obese true Georgina the word of Beast describes a person who's very overweight with a lot of body fat. It's the term for a medical condition message using BMI all the body mass index. It's on the rise in the UK. In fact, that's my quiz question. How many adults in the UK are affected by obesity. Is it a one in every three adults be one in every four adults will see one in every five adults one and every full as a very specific meaning his Professor Abigail saguy talkin about the terms BBC World Service is the why Factor listen out for when the wood of Beastie don't it to you?

What is cleaned in the middle of the 20th century as concerted effort by medical doctors to say this is a medical issue one over which we have authority and an expert Professor guy says the time Abby's was coined in the mid-1980s meaning it was invented first used in a particular way something to be discussed between patient and doctor but over time. Abby's has become a time of discrimination and abuse has been involved in Harvard University's implicit bias projects most famous for revealing racial Prejudice the test ulcer measure other kinds of bosses including weight. The people are hidden from conscious awareness. So it won't go through her mind consciously or unconsciously when we see very fat people his Professor Crandall speaking to BBC World service's the Y Factor.

We tend to think at least in the Western World of fat people as personal failures as moral failures people tend to think of fatness as an indicator of laziness of overindulgence of a lack of moral fiber and unwillingness to take a hold of your own life. We as everyday Americans and westerners in general tend to think that it's a personal attribute. It's a thing that you do to yourself and as a result you are deserving of scorn that fat people are responsible for that condition because that lazy greedy or lacking in moral fiber the ability or determination to behave ethically always self-control especially being faster overweight is thought of as a personal attribute a quality characteristic or feature that someone has the idea is the fat people just are the way they are and have no one to be

Who sells they should just exercised more stuff eating to treat them with scorn a strong feeling of contempt or disrespect your choices how factual is also determined by environment and genetics up to 80% in some cases to help people lose weight. If it doesn't cause problems maybe you can have that second slice of cake offer over to Edina right about the number of UK adults affected by obesity. Did you say one in every four adults the correct answer that is an issue affecting millions of adults in the UK alone and with studies suggesting that a visiter might be a negative factor LinkedIn covid-19. It's one that could affect Millions more.

Now let's recap the vocabulary starting with a base dangerously overweight as measured by the body mass index or BMI to describe a medical condition many people nowadays consider it a personal attribute a quality or characteristic fat shaming is criticized for being Fat Spoon feelings of contempt or disrespect the ability to behave correctly over self-control about your own implicit biases based on race sexuality or wait search online for Harvard IAT and take a test yourself. You may be surprised what you find out and to hear more tropical discussion and vocabulary join us again soon. It's 6 Minute English download the app at your usual App Store on social media now.

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