Lab Report: Gender in Relation to Obesity Stereotyping

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Title Gender in relation to obesity stereotyping Abstract Obesity represents an emerging lifestyle issue in the world today, more so in the western civilizations. This trend owes its origin in such factors as lifestyles, heredity and genetic formations of individuals. However, in more instances than one, obesity get attributed to over feeding, poor diet and an over reliance on fast and fatty foods, which leads to stereotyping. The perception that obese people present a lazy and inactive people does not help stereotyping, but only fuel its entrenchment in society. In as much as both obese men and men suffer from stereotyping, the scale in more instances than one tips towards women. From serving as bad examples to young ones to the perception that they live off the sweat of their husbands, engage house-helps to do menial household chores and make no effort in watching out their weights; women experience bias in all aspects of life. In general, men acquire the perception that at least, make an effort to get off weight and present a more active clique in obesity matters. Introduction Obesity represents a condition where individuals put on abnormal, or, above average weights when weighted on the Body Mass Index, BMI, Scale (Thomas, Hyde, Karunaratne, Herbert & Komesaroff, 2008). Acquisition of weight to extreme levels may get attributed to the lifestyle and the genetic affiliation of a given person. In some instances, consumption of junk food and indulgence in

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