There’s a lot going on in the world of obesity Monday. As Twitchy reported, a self-described fat vegan named Leah argued that the term “obese” is a slur “because it is used to dehumanize us and harass us.” We’d been under the impression that “obese” was the nicer way to call someone fat. And over at Twitchy sister site HotAir, David Strom looks at the push to have obesity included under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, or DEI.

CBS News is reporting that the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that “doctors should offer adolescents 12 and older who have obesity access to appropriate drugs and teens 13 and older with severe obesity referrals for weight-loss surgery.” Why? Because “waiting doesn’t work,” and obesity could spiral out of control if left untreated.

CBS News reports:

The guidelines aim to reset the inaccurate view of obesity as “a personal problem, maybe a failure of the person’s diligence,” said Dr. Sandra Hassink, medical director for the AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood weight, and a co-author of the guidelines.

“This is not different than you have asthma and now we have an inhaler for you,” Hassink said.

They’re out there giving 13-year-olds double-mastectomies to supposedly keep them from committing suicide, so yeah, it’s just another tool.

We’ve sort of tuned out the American Academy of Pediatrics ever since its advice on masking 2-year-olds.

We see a lot of people recommending good parenting over pills and surgery.


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