Random Thoughts

I googled "political correctness" and "diet" this evening and found an interesting article at Slate. The opening paragraph reads,

"Obesity is contagious like a virus. Willpower can't contain it. Stop blaming and stigmatizing fat people." The last paragraph reads,

"Maybe it's not nice to speak these truths. But maybe being nice, when you should be speaking the truth—especially to your friends—is the problem."

Slate is a mainstream liberal magazine so I was surprised to read that the author suggest that fat "stigma" is important to or even crucial in limiting obesity in society. Speaking as a fat man, and as much as it hurts to say - I agree.

Though this does not give people the right to bully, tease, humiliate, or overtly discriminate against people of large stature. There is a middle path.

You can read the whole article here.

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