Obesity's 'disease' designation sparks outrage on the web
Thanks to the AMA, I can now call into work sick. 'Sorry, I can't come in today, I'm fat.' #IAmNotADisease
— Rachel (@Rackap) June 26, 2013
— Lesley Kinzel (@52stations) June 19, 2013
The ruling of fat as a disease is not about health but corporate profit and greed. It always has been. #iamnotadisease
— Amanda Levitt (@FatBodyPolitics) June 19, 2013
I am strong, I exercise every day and love being active, and I am obese. My body isn't perfect but I'm thankful for it, and #IAmNotADisease.
— Kiri Moth (@kirimoth) June 19, 2013
Using weight to define health is inaccurate, unscientific prejudice. It directly fuels discrimination in the workplace, from insurers, in medical care, and in social interactions. The war on so-called "obesity" [sic] is a war on fat people. Doctors already exhibit dangerous levels of weight bias. Fat people deserve care, not condemnation. Correlation≠causation. Behavior≠BMI. Weight≠health. Hate is not good for public health.
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