Learning Objectives

1. Identify the importance of seeing weight as a social construction.
2. Describe how size discrimination affects individuals in the workplace, at the doctor’s office, and in schools.
3. Explain why obesity rates are highest in low-income communities.
4. Recognize the social forces that can lead people of average weight to feel anxious about the size of their bodies.
5. Explain the importance of efforts by size acceptance activists to destigmatize the word fat.