UPDATE [8/1/2011]: This episode of Tyra will air again on August 4, 2011.
Tune in today, March 21 to the Tyra show for a discussion on weight discrimination. Tyra’s guests talk about the acceptance of weight discrimination, which seems to be wide spread. The panel shares their opinions about people who are overweight and obese.
Weight discrimination is also known as sizeism or weightism. Common weight-based stereotypes are that the overweight are lazy, lack self-discipline and have poor willpower. These stereotypes can lead to deeper assumptions about a person’s intelligence or character, leading to difficulties both professionally and personally.
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