View Full Version : Insight: America's hatred of fat hurts obesity fight

05-14-12, 03:58 PM
By Sharon Begley (http://blogs.reuters.com/search/journalist.php?edition=us&n=sharon.begley&)
NEW YORK | Fri May 11, 2012

(Reuters) - One night when Lynn McAfee was 5 years old, her psychologically troubled mother left her at the side of a road as punishment for a now forgotten infraction.

In the minutes before her mother's car returned, the terrified girl looked toward the nearby houses on the suburban Philadelphia street and wondered if she should walk over and ask for help.

"But I didn't," said McAfee, 62, who is now the director of medical advocacy for the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination. "I didn't think anyone would want a fat child."

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