That experience, though, is atypical, says Jane Ogden, a professor of health psychology at the University of Surrey. It lowers their self-esteem. It makes them feel depressed and anxious and as a result of that what they then do is self-destructive. She says that her first hand experience shows Mr Maher is wrong about fat shaming. They just wanted to make me feel small and negative about my body.
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