“…So what if the so-called ‘obesity epidemic’ is largely an illusion? What if higher than average weight turns out to have neither much medical nor moral significance? The answer to these questions, all of which we believe are strongly suggested by the epidemiological literature, go far beyond the issues of body mass and health. The current scientific evidence should prompt health professionals and policy makers to consider whether it makes sense to treat body weight as a barometer of public health. It should also make us pause to consider how propagating the idea of an ‘obesity epidemic’ furthers the political and economic interests of certain groups, while doing immense damage to those whom it blames and stigmatizes…”
“…Anyone for the free market will understand that it is the right of the business to not want to service these sloths. Fat people already slow the rest of us normal folks down on airplanes and at the super market. Looking around I weep at the state of health in this country and if the government is to corrupt to help then I put my faith in capitalism to save our bulbous hides…” comment from Breitbart TV
One of the worst aspects of being my size is the fact that it is automatically assumed that my health is bad. No matter where I go for medical problems, it is suggested that I have weight loss surgery. Why the heck would I want to have a medical procedure where the mortality rates are much higher than other procedures? Why would I suffer through a horrible life-style change when there is a greater than 50% chance that I will regain all the weight, plus more within 5 years? What about the suicide rate?
From the International Journal of Epidemiology:
Do you want to know what an over-weight woman faces in the US this day and age? What happened to Michelle Fonville has been happening to me my entire life. Try going into Neiman Marcus and having someone in the shoe salon refuse to wait on you because of size. (Happened to me). Go into a boutique and have one of the cute little clerks tell you that you might want to go elsewhere, they don’t have your sizes. I was purchasing a gift for someone, but did go elsewhere. Want to know what it is like? Read a few of these comments. You might come to know the loathing someone my size faces on a daily basis, and the fear of that loathing. You meet people for the first time and are afraid of how they will feel about you. Try having lunch someplace and every time you take a bite a group of kids behind you start snorting like pigs.
The Pink Flamingo’s question for Michelle Fonville is: Why would you go to a place like this for a manicure or a pedicure? They are filthy, full of diseases, and ruin your nails.
A business owner has the right to turn down anyone they do not wish to serve. When my mother and I were in retail together (FYI – NEVER go into retail with your mother) she would frequently suggest rude tourists go elsewhere, preferably I-85, which was about 12 miles from our shop. This said, if you do not want to wait on someone tell them. Be honest, don’t be a you know what, like this.
As I write this, I am on the phone with my mother who has been underweight her entire life (until the past 10 years). She is a serious heart condition. She has a cholesterol condition. They are checking her thyroid. Mr. Quarter-Pounder With Cheese (my father) has very few health problems. He became a diabetic after developing a bleeding ulcer years ago and required something like 8 units of glucose. Did you now? Did you also know the reason there is a larger number of diabetics, larger numbers of people with hyper tension, and high cholesterol is because the standards for these conditions were revised down to include more people?
Then there is this:
From one of the top weight loss scientists:
This is all about an alleged $2500 pedicure chair. Guess what? I’m not thin, and I use the pedicure chair, frequently. Fact is I have a pedicure scheduled for the 24th and please, try to prevent me from getting one. Watch the video. The Pink Flamingo uses the same type of pedicure chair (only it is black) where I go. They service women who weight more than I do! This is about a nasty little twit being a vile jerk. For an interesting perspective on the story, read the comments from this gossip site. Evidently there are also some racial overtones to this story.
The Womanist-Musings have the transcript.
One would think conservatives and libertarians who utilize Breitbart ‘s services would be a cut about the usual creeps. Just read some of the comments from the article.
THE “SKINNY” ON WEIGHT LOSS