First: Size Descrimination
Size Discrimination Consequences are Real!
- Creates medical and psychological effects
- Results in wage disparity
- Affects hiring and promotion
- Affects academic options and advancement
Let me run that by you again in case you missed the humor. SIZE which is controllable through discupline, exercise, and coloric restriction on the same plane as factors which can not be controlled like sex, race, color, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
So, a man who is fat has the same right to be protected as a man who is black? or gay? Seriously?
Am I the only one completely flabergasted by this?
They then go on to ask why do people descriminate, and they supply this gem:
"People fail to lose weight because of poor self-discipline and willpower"
Now, people who are unable to control their caloric intake, or manage a regular exercise schedule, often due to a lack of self control or will power.... do I promote them, or someone who shows the physical qualities of being able to control their body and motivate themselves to exercise regularly. Tough choice. Do I promote the undisciplinced "large" person, or the disciplined "thin" person. Man, tough choice!
I'll be honest, I'm far from thin. I'm certainlyt not the svelt specimine I could be. But I exercise, I'm cognizent of my diet, and I do my best to maintain, if not reduce, my body weight. At no point in my life have I ever felt that it would be apropriate to look at morbidly obese individuals as anything but people with a complete and utter lack of self-discipline and motivation.
I'm beyond words, this is simply too stupid.