Mary Ray Worley's Article 'In Defense Of Fat Acceptance'

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In the article “Fat and Happy: In Defense of Fat Acceptance,” author Mary Ray Worley discusses the hardships a fat person endures, and the hindering weight of society’s judgements and misconceptions on their shoulders. Worley suggests that these judgmental people cause the real problem in society--the overgeneralization of fatness as a one-shoe-fits-all disease.
In her analysis of fatness, Worley explains that not every person’s fat is distributed in the same way (164). She recognizes that steps could be taken to improve the life of a fat person for the sake of becoming healthier; however, she does not agree with the insatiable desire to be thin. Worley contradicts the seemingly obvious conception that a fat person’s desire to overcome the

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