Stigma Against Fat People the Last Acceptable Prejudice, Studies Find

At a time when obesity is seen as a serious public health threat, research has found a growing prejudice against fat people. Last week, the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University published a study suggesting that male jurors didn't administer blind justice when it came to plus-size female defendants. Female jurors displayed no prejudice against fat defendants but men -- especially lean men -- were far more likely to slap a guilty verdict on an overweight woman and were...Full Story
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