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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Cheryl Fuller

All of this bigotry is fed by media when photos of fat people are invariably rear views of people in poorly fitting clothing *and* without heads. The "headless fatty" phenomenon is so common that the Rudd Center at Yale developed a rights-free archive of images of fat people engaged in ordinary life activities, you know, the same way we see more slender people.

Pierre Corneille

"Brian's attitude reminds me of people who think it's okay to discriminate against gay people because they believe (falsely) that it's a choice. Even if it were a choice, discrimination would be wrong."

Yes, a thousand times this. The (now apparently receding) debate over whether homosexuality is a choice has always frustrated me for the reason you note.

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