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[Perspectives] Action against body shaming

Fatphobia is one of the last acceptable prejudices in public spaces. Fat people endure outright abuse, not-so-covert photography/filming, and assumptions about their intelligence and education. Although workplace equal opportunities policies technically outlaw discrimination based on difference, there are many ways to express prejudice other than abuse or obvious criticism.