Bioethicist says being jerks to fat people is the best thing for them1/25/2013
Of all the proposals to slow America’s growing obesity epidemic, here’s one unlikely to gain much traction — fat-shaming. This is the argument advanced in a new paper by noted bioethicist Daniel Callahan, who believes making people feel really awful about their body image is going to inspire people to lose weight and help curb Americans' expanding waistlines. Callahan, 82 and trim, argues that what today's young whippersnappers need to get them to the gym or refuse seconds is some good old-fashioned stigmatizing — a pinch of intolerance, a dash of ostracization and maybe a dollop of body dysmorphia to top things off. Yeah, good luck with that, Dan. [Source]
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Cruel or kind?