UK minister calls for ban on humiliating `fat phrases`
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Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 19:53
London: British Liberal Democrat politician for equalities Jo Swinson believes that demeaning ‘fat phrases’, like muffin tops and thunder thighs, should be banned.

Swinson, 33, said that it is depressingly common-place to hear women, and even young girls, insulting their own bodies, as fat talk and body-shaming easily become a habit and an expectation.

Swinson said that people need to promote positive body image so they can increase healthy behaviours. Swinson added that poor body confidence can have a devastating effect on many aspects of women’s lives, from achieving at school to succeeding in the workplace.


First Published: Monday, December 23, 2013, 19:53

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