SIGNS OF BEING LABELED
Stigmas against the overweight are becoming more and more common. Often stigmatizing takes the form of:
- Inaccurate or hurtful representations like "overweight people are lazy"
- Self-stimgas — characterized by accepting the prejudiced perceptions held by others.
Stigmas turn into discrimination, when they are acted upon. When the "fat" girl is not picked to play in a sporting event because of perceived issues associated with her weight, she's being discriminated against.