Linda Bacon, PhD

inspiring a global transformation to a more just world,
where all bodies are valued,
respected,
and supported in compassionate self-care

12/12/18, Forbes, Most Plus-Size Women Can’t Afford Goop’s New Collection. Here’s Why, by Virgie Tovar

“According to Linda Bacon, PhD, Researcher and Author of Body Respect and Health at Every Size, “There is a huge economic impact to fatness. Some well-established basics: fat women are less likely to get hired, more likely to be seen as lazy on the job, and less likely to get a raise or promotion. Fat women have fewer fashion options making it harder to be stylish or find appropriate business attire. When they wear the same clothes as thinner people, they are often perceived to be more sloppy. It’s wonderful to see brands expanding to include larger sizes. But that’s a small step toward leveling the playing field, particularly if they are high end.””

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