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A response to "A critical analysis of obesity prevention policies and strategies"

Jennifer Brady, Natalie Beausoleil

Abstract


This commentary provides a response to the article “A critical analysis of obesity prevention policies and strategies” from a feminist fat studies perspective. We argue that a fundamental disjuncture exists between the authors’ desire to redress fat stigma, and their understanding of “obesity as disease”, which inherently draws on a neoliberal, healthist paradigm of health and body weight that is at the root of fat stigma.


Keywords


Body weight; obesity; discrimination; policy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17269/cjph.108.6520