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Fat Genes: destined to be obese?

Growing up, I remember hearing the argument that "I'm not fat, I'm big boned" and this always made a certain type of sense to me. As someone who has broad shoulders and wide hips, I was never going to be able to achieve the coveted Heroin Chick look of the nineties.

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Is "obesity" an offensive term?

If you are living in a larger body whilst simultaneously living on the internet, you may have come across a growing movement that considers the terms "Obesity" and "Over-Weight" offensive. There's a growing movement online attempting to destigmatise the word Fat, whilst denigrating the O-words.

The argument you may hear on TikTok is that "Fat is a Neutral Term" like tall or short, but words like "obesity" are soaked in moral judgement.

Are they though?

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