BuzzFeed: 'Obesity' perpetuates stigma against fat people
We now live in a world where pointing out basic medical facts—obesity leads to disease, for example—is oppressive. My latest at ACSH:
Basic decency requires us to treat our neighbors with respect, whatever their physical features, and most physicians seem to share this sentiment. That said, obesity can be a very serious health condition and doctors must be free to respectfully communicate this undeniable fact to their patients. Buzzfeed and other progressive media outlets aren't fighting stigma; they're lying to their readers at the expense of their health.