WaPo: Weight discrimination is rampant. Yet in most places it’s still legal.

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8 minutes ago, Kosher Ham said:


Paging @Predicto.  I agree with your husband.  My wife is 5', and about 105 lbs. Thing is though...she has curves. 

She's 5'.....that makes a huge difference.


Snack size is fun tho.

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34 minutes ago, Kosher Ham said:


McDonald's tried to. The customers rejected it. 




Taste matters, they could make the quarter pounder with better quality products, it just needs to not worst then it did before.

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20 hours ago, twa said:


Most individuals I have contracted with can.


Are you talking about termination for convenience or temporary workers paid as independent contractors?

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My Life as a Public Health Crisis

As a fat woman working in food justice, I see firsthand how even those trying to help continue to spread dangerous stereotypes about obesity and poverty.


We’re at a coffee shop in a “transitional” neighborhood. The shop is new, an ultra-modern storefront that brags about $7 pour-overs. I hate pour-over coffee because it takes forever and if I cared about nuanced flavor I wouldn’t start my day with the most bitter drink imaginable. I reflect on that, and on how much the neighborhood has changed since I grew up here, and how I used to see possums the size of poodles on the roof of this place back before the professional folks sitting around and sipping their lattes showed up.


My mind is whirling because if I let it dwell on the words coming out of this woman’s mouth I might punch her in the face. That wouldn’t do anybody any good.



We were discussing the neighborhood, and how we could help people here get healthier food. Creating access to healthy food is my job, but it’s also my passion. It’s how I pay my bills and find an outlet for my frustration with a society that allows the poor to suffer. I was hoping to hear some optimism. Instead I got this:


“Nobody would eat it. Everyone around here is just so… fat.”


I felt the folds of my belly pushing against the table. I felt familiar shame burn the back of my throat, bitter as a $7 coffee.

She went on, “The kids always eat fast food. It’s like nobody loves them.”


I wondered how she could know what the kids around here always eat, and what that has to do with how loved they are.



My browser recommended this essay (because that's a thing browsers do now).  Some may consider this long but it's an easy read, well written, and provides an interesting perspective.  Worth reading if you have the time IMO. 

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