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Dietitian: Calling Fat People Fat is Fatphobic

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Students at the University of Virginia are getting a lesson from the body positivity crowd. 

Stephanie Brennhofer is a dietitian – she was delivering a guest lecture during an exercise and nutrition medicine class. 

She said “the word ‘fat’ is actually inherently fatphobic” because it “signals to fat people and really everybody, that [fatness] is bad” and “thin is good.”

Ms. Brennhofer says people are not responsible for their weight. 

“All ‘fat’ does is describe somebody’s body shape and it’s not a negative descriptor,” she added.

Brennhofer also claimed that the body positivity movement has attempted to reclaim the words and it is “generally preferred” over terms like “overweight” and “obese,” which carry medical connotations, Fox News reported.

In other words — if you scarf down an entire carton of double stuff Oreos — it’s not your fault. It’s the Oreos.

Ms. Brennhofer warned students that they should avoid using words like overweight and obese. She also said it’s unethical to tell people how they should lose weight. 

Sorry, Jenny Craig…

Brennhofer says her philosophy on dieting is and I quote “super liberating.”

So if your daily diet includes a bucket of fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits and a tub of Blue Bell ice cream, it’s not your fault — you’re just big-boned.

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