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Rising Obesity and the ‘Fat Acceptance’ Movement: Finding a Middle Ground

Supporters of what is often called the “fat acceptance” movement say they want to stop the bias society often directs toward overweight people, especially women. Opponents say this is only rationalizing, even glorifying, obesity. Where's the middle ground?
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