The stigma and shame fat people face in society can have real impacts on both physical and mental health — and yet many of us think it’s OK to express fatphobia. "There’s a growing concern and growing evidence base that actually [poor health in fat people] has very little to do with the physiological state of being fat and much more to do with both the stigma fat people live under, and also the poor care that they receive by their doctors ," says Cat Pausé, from Massey University in New Zealand. Dr Pausé is a fat studies scholar and says research shows fat people face discrimination in most of the world, including Australia. "Fat people are less likely to be hired than non-fat people, they’re less likely to be promoted or even earn the same pay as non-fat people in the jobs that they have, they’re less likely […]