A new study from Michigan State University has said fat people aren't the stereotypes we are portrayed as. We aren’t lazy, mean, super-shy, or crazy. The study also concludes that something must be done about weight based discrimination. This is why we need laws like the ones in Michigan, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Washington DC and hopefully Massachusetts.
When you go to an interview you shouldn't judged on untrue stereotype. This should also be the same when applying for health insurance, when you visit the doctor, or buy clothes. Fat people are either denied or charged high premiums solely due to their weight regardless of their health.
People either believe that size discrimination doesn’t exist or that fat people could avoid discrimination if they just lost weight except for the fact that there was never a problem in the first place. It’s a Catch-22. You aren’t the stereotype you are made out to be but in order not to be discriminated against you must avoid being the stereotype. I really am sick of having to be doubly better than a thin person to prove I’m on the same par as them.