The Shame Game

Some of you might have seen the recent video from a Canadian comedienne who endorsed shaming people with obesity to encourage them to lose weight. Of course, those of us who work in this field know that there’s no merit to that approach whatsoever, not to mention the lack of humour in the topic. 

For an interesting comparison, this article at Slate compared obesity with poverty to emphasize a few points about shaming and the degree to which both are entrenched, as well as the need to consider the bigger picture of the social determinants of health.


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