Obesity stigma is a major issue in our society. This type of stigma has negative effects on the victims and we need to eradicate it. In order to do that, we need to be able to understand what weight bias is and why this type of discrimination is unacceptable.
Weight stigma refers to the discriminatory acts and ideologies targeted towards individuals because of their weight and size. Weight stigma is a result of weight bias. Weight bias refers to the negative ideologies associated with obesity.