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France in focus

Fatphobia: France's systemic prejudice

This week we're putting the focus on France's attitude to weight, and more specifically at the curvier end of the scales. While the French cliché of an effortlessly trim population obviously doesn’t hold true, the country does seem to harbour a deep-rooted disdain for overweight people and even more so in the capital, Paris.


In this episode we take a look at discrimination in the workplace and the medical field. We also meet an author who has written a book telling her extraordinary experiences of fatphobia in France.

Finally, we see how some high street brands seem increasingly keen to offer "plus size" versions of their collections, and use a wider variety of models in their campaigns.

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