Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer of England, is a sexist bigot… and why fat women are fat

[Note: This piece was originally published in December 2015.]

Our thanks to Stuart for this.

We’ve published pieces on Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer of England, an odious feminist, before. But she’s really surpassed herself this time. She’s now in line for a Toxic Feminist of the Month award. Extracts from the article:

Obesity is the biggest threat to women’s health and the health of future generations, warns England’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies. Her annual report, which focuses on women this year, said tackling obesity should be a national priority to avert a “growing health catastrophe”.

She said the food industry needed to do more or it should face a sugar tax. Dame Sally is also calling for better treatment of ovarian cancer and more open discussion on incontinence.

England’s top doctor said obesity was so serious it should be a priority for the whole population, but particularly for women because too often it shortened their lives. In England in 2013, 56.4% of women aged 34-44 and 62% of women aged 45-54 were classified as overweight or obese. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases including breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease…

Elsewhere in the report, the chief medical officer recommended that:

clinical staff be better trained to recognise and respond to violence against women, including female genital mutilation, domestic abuse and sexual violence

more research is needed to improve maternal and child mental and physical health

more research on screening tests, preeclampsia and foetal growth is also needed

children should receive integrated personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) with sex and relationships education (SRE) at school

a full range of contraception services should be available to all women, at all reproductive ages

Nowhere in the reported quotes from the woman is there any concern for the health of men, nor a recognition of existing double standards in healthcare provision, nor a recognition that obesity is caused by eating and drinking too much and/or exercising too little… but is it, specifically in the case of women? In Feminism: The Ugly Truth – shortly to be made available as a paperback, in addition to the existing ebook edition – there’s a short chapter titled, Why Are Fat Women Fat?. The mystery solved.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Groan

    Are rare admission that many men die younger due to hard lives.


    Somehow equity in pension provision doesn’t get picked up by Maria Millers Cttee. No doubt Dame Sally will blame “lifestyle” as if laying asphalt is akin to choosing full fat milk in the office canteen.