Diet Culture Is Unhealthy. It’s Also Immoral.

In a New York Times op-ed, Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy, writes about personal and philosophical pressures placed on body image.

“We are at a moment during the year when many people will try, and even regard themselves as duty bound, to go on a diet,” Manne writes in the piece. “But if dieting is a practice that causes a great deal of harm — in the form of pain, suffering, anxiety and sheer hunger — and rarely works to deliver the health or happiness it has long advertised, then it is a morally bad practice.”

Read the story in the New York Times.

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