- Lindsey Averill: Donald Trump is a fat-shamer, and that is puzzling because he's a fat man; I say this not derisively, but as a fact
- She says fat shaming has real and negative impact on lives, is linked to job and social discrimination, depression, suicide
Lindsey Averill, a PhD candidate in comparative studies at Florida Atlantic University, is co-creator of Fattitude the movie,and regularly writes for media outlets such as Time.com, xojane, The Huffington Post, Alternet and Bustle. Follow her on Twitter. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)If you're new to the body-positive conversation, fat-shaming might feel like a buzz word -- but it's a real thing, and it has very real consequences. Fat people experience systemic prejudice that is on par with racism and sexism -- and by that I mean that statistical data documents that fat people are confronted with oppressive bias in economic, educational, medical, and social spaces.