What’s the world coming to?
An assistant professor at my school has recently published this:
Fat Rights: Dilemmas of Difference and Personhood
here’s the link to amazon:
You can read the introduction free here:
“Chapter 5 assesses the possibilities of our most recently enacted antidiscrimination law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, wondering what it might look like to consider fatness a disability…”
I mean, I can understand the beef that people have with being discriminated against by employers, but (and I’m sure this discussion has been tossed back and forth in forums before) I don’t see it as an characteristic you can’t affect like race, gender, or age. If I was an employer, I’d fight for my right to weigh the health insurance costs that are on average much higher for an obese person when considering who to hire.