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Mariano and Reed Added to the Ranks of Shame Police!
Mariano and Reed’s recent cutting remarks in the media were intended to publicly embarrass Gov. Christie and Ms. McCarthy. Public fat shaming does no good and only leads to stigma and discrimination.
"Fat or thin, we all pay dearly for a culture that stigmatizes the diversity of human bodies. Surely the ethical path is to liberate us all from this burden, not to intensify it,” states Deb Burgard, PhD., Clinical Psychologist, Eating Disorders Specialist and NAAFA Advisory Board Member.
NAAFA, a civil rights organization working for Equality at Every Size, wants them to know that fat shaming and public embarrassment do not achieve positive results. They are tools of the dark ages.
“NAAFA urges people to understand and embrace size diversity. We come in all sizes. You cannot determine a person’s health, ability to do a good job or talent based on their body size." stated Peggy Howell, NAAFA’s Public Relations Director.
Founded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and member support.