Men who are overweight are just as likely as overweight women to experience interpersonal discrimination when applying for a job or shopping at retail stores, according to new research from Rice University and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte (UNCC).
The study doesn’t actually focus on weight, but the appearance of weight. They used the same set of men in all of the their tests. They just added prosthetics (fat suits) to make them look fat for some scenarios. There’s a reason you’ll never see overweight business models, but it’s a fact that being overweight will never allow you to look as well put together and professional as being in shape.
While the article/study doesn’t mention is insurance. Health insurance will cost more for those with health issues – that’s just how the system works. But health insurance isn’t going to stop someone from getting hired.