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I don't need to wear a latex bikini on TV to show the prejudice against fat women
Fat activism and body positivity have grown in popularity over the past few years, resulting in some spectacular things like the Ashley GrahamSports Illustrated cover and the clothing lines released by Beth Ditto orGabiFresh. The movement's growing momentum has also led to increased media coverage, and sometimes that media coverage can be a lot less spectacular than a GabiFresh bikini.
Scientific research backs up what Read has experienced, with this month's issue of The Journal of Health Psychologyreporting that obese women experience three incidents of weight-based stigmatisation per day. Putting me in a ridiculous costume or fitting me with a hidden camera doesn't prove anything, other than the lengths the media will go to get footage they hope will go viral.