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Professor: Destigmatize Obesity

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by Toni Airaksinen

A University of Texas professor recently urged his colleagues to “remove the stigma associated with large body types.”

Professor Robert Reece, who teaches sociology at the university, argued in a recent essay for Teaching Tolerance magazine that educators must fight against fat stigma because it causes “internalized stigma and destructive behaviors” among overweight people.

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