Societal and cultural norms are teaching young people to associate their body size with success, or lack thereof. Photo: Alamy

Fat shaming in Asia has to stop – it’s time parents and teachers changed their attitudes towards weight

  • Young women in Asia are under pressure from family and society to look ‘thin and dainty’. Some go to extreme lengths to have the ‘ideal’ body
  • Habits formed in adolescence have long-term implications for mental and physical health, so it is up to family and teachers to set the right example
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Societal and cultural norms are teaching young people to associate their body size with success, or lack thereof. Photo: Alamy
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