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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 11:01 AM
Response to Reply #59
60. "Telling "fat" people to get up off the couch and quit eating junk food...
is about as helpful as tossing a millstone to a drowning man."

So much so that one might even wonder if helpfulness was really the goal.
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  -Obese Shoppers Treated More Rudely, Study Shows DoveTurnedHawk  Apr-06-05 08:06 PM   #0 
  - Wow! Newsflash! Skinny people treated better than fat people.  Sandpiper   Apr-06-05 08:08 PM   #1 
  - Or that rich people live longer than poor people. Or even that  rzemanfl   Apr-06-05 08:10 PM   #3 
  - Not too far from the truth!  KansDem   Apr-06-05 08:12 PM   #7 
  - I don't believe that EVERYONE discriminates against other than "perfect"  Digit   Apr-06-05 11:56 PM   #40 
     - Because so many sales people DO discriminate...  AnneD   Apr-07-05 12:33 PM   #70 
  - yeah this doesn't qualify for news  inflection   Apr-06-05 10:00 PM   #29 
  - let me guess.......  Born Free   Apr-08-05 03:53 AM   #85 
     - Actually I am  Sandpiper   Apr-08-05 12:29 PM   #86 
  - I'm not surprised.  Kerrytravelers   Apr-06-05 08:10 PM   #2 
  - I Was Surprised That Obese People Who Said They Were Dieting  DoveTurnedHawk   Apr-06-05 08:11 PM   #5 
  - Attitude. They feel better about themselves  Atman   Apr-06-05 08:20 PM   #16 
  - no, no.  republicansareevil   Apr-06-05 08:47 PM   #24 
  - "what the deal is with that?"  Straight Shooter   Apr-06-05 08:35 PM   #19 
  - This Study  RobinA   Apr-07-05 12:54 PM   #76 
     - I Posited Below  DoveTurnedHawk   Apr-07-05 01:09 PM   #77 
        - I Dunno  RobinA   Apr-07-05 02:43 PM   #78 
  - You wont get flamed from me  lenidog   Apr-06-05 08:17 PM   #13 
  - oh i totally agree with you  shanti   Apr-06-05 11:37 PM   #36 
  - ...why,,,  WindRavenX   Apr-06-05 08:10 PM   #4 
  - Because they are bigoted assholes that don't  pokercat999   Apr-06-05 08:13 PM   #9 
  - Because they are seen as less than a human being  lenidog   Apr-06-05 08:13 PM   #11 
  - I sort of agree, but in most circles it IS taboo  nonconformist   Apr-07-05 03:32 PM   #80 
  - I lost 55 pounds...EVERYONE treats me differently  Atman   Apr-06-05 08:14 PM   #12 
  - Except, I'm not sure I want to have anything to do with people  GoddessOfGuinness   Apr-06-05 08:59 PM   #25 
  - Congrats on the weight loss Atman..  progressivebydesign   Apr-07-05 12:30 AM   #44 
  - your life is not mine  minkyboodle   Apr-07-05 12:32 AM   #45 
  - Sorry you got your knickers in a twist.  Atman   Apr-07-05 08:20 AM   #50 
     - atman  minkyboodle   Apr-08-05 03:15 AM   #84 
  - Oh, lord, do we HAVE to go through this again....?  TygrBright   Apr-07-05 10:42 AM   #59 
  - "Telling "fat" people to get up off the couch and quit eating junk food...  redqueen   Apr-07-05 11:01 AM   #60 
  - Sadly......  PennyLane   Apr-13-05 03:42 AM   #90 
  - Confused beliefs about morality  oldcoot   Apr-06-05 08:17 PM   #14 
     - I Wonder How Much of It Is Subconscious?  DoveTurnedHawk   Apr-06-05 08:19 PM   #15 
     - I've heard of this theory before  WindRavenX   Apr-06-05 08:30 PM   #18 
  - I expect that the link between obesity and economic class is probably  alcibiades_mystery   Apr-06-05 08:11 PM   #6 
  - Do you have something to back up this statement?  vickiss   Apr-06-05 10:16 PM   #31 
  - No correlation between obesity and economic class?  alcibiades_mystery   Apr-06-05 10:35 PM   #33 
  - I was speaking of the people at the country club  vickiss   Apr-07-05 11:12 AM   #63 
     - That's nice  alcibiades_mystery   Apr-07-05 11:37 AM   #66 
        - Good for you. Scientific studies have never been  vickiss   Apr-07-05 12:10 PM   #67 
           - Whereas your personal observations at the country club  alcibiades_mystery   Apr-07-05 12:25 PM   #69 
              - I never said that at all.  vickiss   Apr-07-05 12:39 PM   #71 
                 - The studies  alcibiades_mystery   Apr-08-05 12:24 AM   #81 
                    - Why do you expect this?  One_Life_To_Give   Apr-13-05 05:36 AM   #93 
  - There is a direct correlation.  kimchi   Apr-06-05 11:02 PM   #35 
  - When I got to college, I was amazed that .........  cmd   Apr-07-05 09:49 AM   #55 
  - Sorry but that's a crock and an insult to overweight people!  TheGoldenRule   Apr-07-05 10:33 AM   #57 
     - I doubt anyone is making a direct causal link  alcibiades_mystery   Apr-08-05 12:28 AM   #82 
     - I think you need to read it again.  kimchi   Apr-08-05 04:36 PM   #87 
  - Poverty limits where you can shop  Sabriel   Apr-07-05 09:11 AM   #52 
  - Sorry, but I think it has been at least a correlation made  AngryOldDem   Apr-07-05 12:46 PM   #73 
  - There are concrete statistics that obesity and social class are linked.  progressivebydesign   Apr-07-05 12:29 AM   #43 
  - I thought this was fairly interesting  JulieRB   Apr-06-05 08:12 PM   #8 
  - Where the hell do you go shopping where  Hardrada   Apr-06-05 08:13 PM   #10 
  - For a second, I thought it said, "Obese STRIPPERS!"  rocknation   Apr-06-05 08:23 PM   #17 
  - LOL !  Hardrada   Apr-06-05 08:38 PM   #21 
  - Hey, this is sexist too (another newsflash!) What about  Hardrada   Apr-06-05 08:37 PM   #20 
  - If someone came into MY store sipping a soda,  GoddessOfGuinness   Apr-06-05 08:41 PM   #22 
  - Rewrite headline: Obesity Is Key to Staying Within Budget, Study Shows  despairing optimist   Apr-06-05 08:42 PM   #23 
  - Self Esteem  undergroundpanther   Apr-06-05 09:21 PM   #26 
  - Off this topic but another instance of what you are talking about  lenidog   Apr-06-05 09:47 PM   #27 
  - The bigotry against  undergroundpanther   Apr-06-05 09:53 PM   #28 
  - and those beliefs are distinctly american  shanti   Apr-06-05 11:46 PM   #37 
  - in some cultures fattness is admired  bbgrunt   Apr-06-05 11:52 PM   #39 
     - But in our culture fattness is not admired.  AngryAmish   Apr-07-05 11:23 AM   #65 
  - An Irony ...  hippiechick   Apr-07-05 09:21 AM   #54 
  - I don't wonder why leaders lead... simple - they love power.  redqueen   Apr-07-05 11:05 AM   #61 
  - Now this is a stunner  donheld   Apr-06-05 10:03 PM   #30 
  - Once upon a time, FAT  MADem   Apr-06-05 10:31 PM   #32 
  - SocEconStatus implications of exercise comes into the picture too  daleo   Apr-06-05 11:51 PM   #38 
  - Good points--and if the actors looked anything like  MADem   Apr-07-05 05:14 AM   #46 
  - Yeah, corn syrup sucks.  Megahurtz   Apr-07-05 12:53 PM   #74 
  - I totally agree with these 2 things.  NYC   Apr-08-05 01:03 AM   #83 
  - So who wants to go to a Mall anyway?  BiggJawn   Apr-06-05 10:42 PM   #34 
  - I would say these comments are true...  TwoSparkles   Apr-07-05 12:14 AM   #41 
  - People are so damn stupid...  artemisia1   Apr-07-05 12:27 AM   #42 
  - Not surprising  Clark Bayh 2008   Apr-07-05 07:32 AM   #47 
  - What's WRONG with these awful fat people? Couldn't they just take a pill ?  Merlin   Apr-07-05 07:58 AM   #48 
  - 80%?  sendero   Apr-07-05 08:06 AM   #49 
     - Yup 80%. And it's not a simple matter of being LESS favorably treated  Merlin   Apr-07-05 09:01 AM   #51 
  - Having been rather large at one point in my life, I agree.  hippiechick   Apr-07-05 09:16 AM   #53 
  - Just how many ultra thin women out there have eating disorders?  TheGoldenRule   Apr-07-05 09:56 AM   #56 
  - Talk about preconceived notions  AngryAmish   Apr-07-05 11:22 AM   #64 
     - If you had read my post, I said "ultra thin" women...  TheGoldenRule   Apr-07-05 12:12 PM   #68 
  - Some data on the link between income and weight  daleo   Apr-07-05 10:33 AM   #58 
  - Another amazing finding from the Duh Institute! n/t  pelagius   Apr-07-05 11:11 AM   #62 
  - On the other hand  Megahurtz   Apr-07-05 12:40 PM   #72 
  - I'm not a rude fat person, but I know from experience  Biased Liberal Media   Apr-13-05 03:33 AM   #88 
  - I have tremendous empathy for obese people  Skittles   Apr-07-05 12:53 PM   #75 
  - Fat people and smokers are about the only scapegoats left  SoCalDem   Apr-07-05 03:28 PM   #79 
  - I was once followed around in Lane Bryant  Biased Liberal Media   Apr-13-05 03:37 AM   #89 
  - Yep!  PennyLane   Apr-13-05 03:44 AM   #91 
  - Is that possible?  One_Life_To_Give   Apr-13-05 05:24 AM   #92 
 

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