Too fat for a massage: spa visitor’s heartbreaking ordeal shows how fat shaming can be more socially acceptable with women

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To soothe her knotted muscles after a long road trip, Ann Grauer decided to make a stop at a Korean-style spa in Niles, in the US state of Illinois, and treat herself to a whole-body scrub.But her reward turned to heartache when she said she was declined the service due to her size – something that hadn’t been a problem during previous visits.“Anyone who has ever struggled with weight or their own feelings about their body … will know, I felt incredibly shamed,” Grauer said. “It was like in the…

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