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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

DISCRIMINATION

Weight discrimination has increased in the US from 7% in 1995-96 to 12% in 2004-06

Weight discrimination in the US has increased from 7 percent of people reporting it in 1995-96 to 12 percent in 2004-06 according to a study from researchers at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 27, 2008 8:07 am | [0] comments

Friday, September 22, 2006

EDUCATION

Obese men only half as likely to get a college education

Men who are obese at the age of 18 are 52 percent less likely to get a college education than normal weight men according to a study from Sweden. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 22, 2006 2:21 am | [1] comments

Monday, August 15, 2005

OBESITY STIGMATIZATION

Obese who are condemn for their obesity are more likely to be depressed

The more frequently obese people are condemned for their obesity, the more likely it is that they are depressed, have psychiatric problems, have body image disturbances and the lower their self-esteem according to a study from Duke University. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 15, 2005 3:47 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

PREJUDICE

Discrimination against obesity: Men discriminate sexually against obese women

When it comes to romance, men appear to prefer a woman with a history of drug addiction to obese women. A 1995 study found that "fewer men responded to a personal advertisement in which a woman identified herself as obese than to one in which she indicated a history of drug addiction." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 31, 2005 6:09 am | [0] comments

PREJUDICE

Discrimination against obesity: Prejudice against obese children

Even obese people rated the obese child as the least likable. A drawing of an obese child was considered to be the least likeable by children and adults when compared to a normal weight child, a child with missing hands, and a child with facial disfigurement according to a 1961 study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 31, 2005 5:55 am | [0] comments

PREJUDICE

Discrimination against obesity: Prejudice against obesity starts in children

Even young children have been shown to be prejudice against overweight people. Children 6 years old and younger described an obese child shown in silhouette as "lazy, dirty, stupid, ugly, cheats, and liars" according to a study from 1967. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 31, 2005 5:54 am | [0] comments

PREJUDICE

Discrimination against obesity: Doctors exhibit prejudice against obesity

Doctors have also been shown to exhibit a prejudice against overweight people. A group of physicians described their patients who were obese as "weak-willed", "ugly", and "awkward" according to a 1989 study from Germany. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 31, 2005 5:44 am | [0] comments

PREJUDICE

Discrimination against obesity: College students prefer to marry a drug user to an obese person

College students would rather marry a cocaine user, a shoplifter, and a communist before they would marry an obese person according to a 1982 survey. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 31, 2005 5:34 am | [0] comments

PREJUDICE

Discrimination against obesity: Obese women earn less

A 1993 survey found that obese women were also found to have an average household income $6,700 less than normal weight women. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 31, 2005 5:14 am | [0] comments

PREJUDICE

Discrimination against obesity: Obese earn less

According to a 1974 survey, every extra pound of fat on an executive cost him/her $1,000 a year in salary. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 31, 2005 5:04 am | [0] comments

PREJUDICE

Discrimination against obesity: Nearly half of employers admit prejudice against obese when hiring

Forty-four percent of employers said they would not hire an obese person under some circumstances; another 16 percent said they would not hire an obese person under any circumstance according to a 1976 survey. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 31, 2005 4:54 am | [0] comments

PREJUDICE

Discrimination against obesity: Obese job applicants were rated more poorly, second study

After viewing videotaped job interviews of several applicants with equal qualifications, people rated obese applicants to be:
  • less qualified

  • less likely to be hired

  • having poorer work habits

  • more likely to fake an illness and stay home from work

  • more likely to have emotional problems

  • more likely to have problems with fellow workers when compared to non-obese applicants

according to a 1990 study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 31, 2005 4:44 am | [0] comments

PREJUDICE

Discrimination against obesity: Obese job applicants were rated more poorly

Obese job applicants were rated as having poorer work habits, more likely to miss work, and more likely to fake an illness than non-obese applicants. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 31, 2005 4:34 am | [0] comments

PREJUDICE

Discrimination against obesity: Employers rate obese less desirable

Employers rated obese employees as less desirable when compared to normal weight employees of equal ability according to a 1979 study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 31, 2005 4:24 am | [0] comments

PREJUDICE

Discrimination against obesity: Prestigious colleges less likely to accept obese

Obese high school students are less likely to get into a prestigious colleges in the U.S. than normal weight students of equal intelligence according to an analysis done in the 1960's. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 31, 2005 4:14 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Prejudice against obesity: More than a recent phenomenon

Discrimination and Prejudice against obesity are a sad fact of life for the obese. Studies have found that young children would prefer to be friends with children with missing legs or eyes or any disability, rather than being friends with a child who is obese. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Nov 25, 2003 6:00 am | [0] comments

Friday, September 12, 2003

Patients prefer the word “weight” to “fatness”

Obese women greatly prefer the term "weight" to "fatness" according to a new study from Thomas A. Wadden from Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Elizabeth Didie from the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Penn. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 12, 2003 9:51 am | [0] comments
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