by, for and about Women of Size and their allies


The study is simple. See the abstract below. Study participants were shown one of four pictures of two women and two men (one “lean” and one “obese”) and then read a brief description of a crime (check fraud) and asked questions about the alleged criminal. Of 471 participants, the “lean” males most harshly judged the “obese” female indicating she was not only guilty but was or would continue to be a repeat offender. Skinny dudes harsh on fat chicks. Science says. But it doesn’t say why.


Two articles on the same data. And we haven’t heard the last of it.


Yale University study determined that male jurors are more likely to find an suspect guilty when that suspect is a heavier woman, with thin male jurors the exhibiting the most pronounced bias:

The researchers corralled a group of 471 pretend peers of varying body…

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