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Q: How about courses in "fat studies" instead of math?

http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=9570

 

yes, I want to teach English in China, here are my transcripts, oh that class was a class on "fat studies" how being obese is a civil right that should not be discriminated against.

 

My favorite line "dieting is a special enemy of diversity". This is what passes as academic integrity in universities.

9 weeks 2 days ago in  Health & Safety - China

 
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you would not need a diet if you were back in Syria again, sweating your ass off, I have been obese in my life twice but I never thought I was a victim of discrimination or my civil rights to be fat.

I prefer good sex and good booze, but if i prefer good food and get obese, i will eventually have to give up the other 2 vices. i'll pass on the fat.

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http://www.ehps.net/ehp/index.php/contents/article/viewFile/31/pdf_4

 

copy of her academic journal article about obesity is a right not to be discriminating against and that doctors are psychologically damaging patients by saying a patient is overweight or even asking about their weight.

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you would not need a diet if you were back in Syria again, sweating your ass off, I have been obese in my life twice but I never thought I was a victim of discrimination or my civil rights to be fat.

I prefer good sex and good booze, but if i prefer good food and get obese, i will eventually have to give up the other 2 vices. i'll pass on the fat.

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Baby boomer kids.

 

Brought up in the magical age. Short hair, cross your heart bra. You could not fail.

 

You voted Reagan, bought your house, saw the value go up, you cellbrated trickle down economics, your wartime mon and dad died, you inherited.

 

You bought into a housing bubble economy.

 

And now, your lazy kids sit back waiting for you to die while you fuck a skinny Chinese bird.

 

It's a complex situation. And the blames is with the elders. Thats for sure.

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Under normal circumstances I don't think the topic on its own warrants an entire course, as part of a nutrition course, spending one or classes on it, fine, an entire course is an overkill, making it looks like a gimmick course to up a faculty's popularity rating a notch.

 

That said, if a significant portion of  a population is inflicted with binge eating or bulimia then it may warrant an entire course on it, as fair or not, there IS a stigma associeted with obesity, its negative impact on physical health goes without saying.

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People are having trouble separating a good idea, that it is wrong to be bullying people or that shaming people into losing weight doesn't work, from a bad idea which is denying that it is better to be fit, thin and active than overweight, bloated and sedentary.

 

I exercise religiously, eat a very healthy diet and have <10% body fat, does that make me a better person, one more morally worthy of success, love, health and happiness than someone who doesn't? No.

 

But does it make me more likely to achieve those things? Yes, for sure it does.

 

People are conflating "it's wrong to be mean to obese people" with "there's nothing wrong with being obese".

 

Things being equal you would almost always choose one over the other. That is a revealed preference that one state is considered better than the other even if that truth is painful for someone to hear.

 

Being nice to obese people should be a matter of politeness and common decency, not civil rights.

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Haha! Clickbait!!!

 

Especially the second link about 'dieting is the enemy' crap.... (if you actually read the whole article, it's obvious that it's in reference only to one piece of required reading!)

 

As you guys said above - attitudes towards obesity is an area that needs study, but is something that is misappropriating the various tags. Yes, you don't have to like looking at obese people (or, for that matter, those who others consider extremely desirable!) That's your prerogative... BUT, you don't have the right to discriminate against them in ways where weight/obesity don't actually factor (eg, job skills!).

 

If there are courses on racism, ageism, sexism, etc.. then this actually makes sense... (although, obviously, obese people have an option the aforementioned don't... perhaps religion would have been a better example?)

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