You can be fat and not be lazy. And being fat does not give other people the right, or in their minds, the responsibility, to approach you unsolicited and give you advice about how you should lead your life.
The bottom line is that BOTH sides of this argument conflate the health risks of obesity with a moral imperative to be a healthy weight. You can have all the opinions you like about the aesthetics of being fat, or the health risks associated with it; but those opinions do not give you the right to treat other people like crap. [/quote]
Agreed, but this article was ridiculous, wouldn’t you say? The premise that thin people have a privilege that fat people are not able to have is ridiculous.
In some cases that may be true, but the vast majority it is not. No one is stopping fat people from being thin, except themselves (for the vast majority of cases).[/quote]
It’s also interesting that several of the examples (5 6 and 7, probably others) are simply economic decisions made by private companies. If you’ve got a size of clothing that doesn’t sell as well as others, you’re not going to stock the shit out of it. And if you have to use extra material, you have to price it higher.
I have a sheet metal fabrication company. We make industrial dust collectors for drilling rigs. I’m imagining a customer telling me I should charge the same price for a 4000 lb dust collector as a 600 lb, because he can’t help it that his drill is so big. Absurd, right? This would obviously never happen.