Today, I am going to have a "Beautiful Wednesday," post, although I am not sure if Blogger might recognize this as Thursday, instead. This is about body acceptance and image.
Did anyone read about that hospital in Texas that is refusing to hire fat people? Wow, talk about making overweight people feel like second class. I think it's horrendous, and what makes it even worse is all of the comments that people are leaving on various sites. People are actually agreeing with this.
I first read this on Digg, a social sharing site, and I felt violated just reading about it. Professionals who spent thousands of dollars on their education and years gaining relevant experience, can suddenly be excluded because of their appearance. And the reason given? It offends the older patients!
Wow. Didn't we go through this with women in the 60's, and decide it was illegal to discriminate because of appearance. Why is it illegal for visible minorities by colour, to be excluded, but not visible minorities by body type. I hope someone files a lawsuit, and but fast.
This was hurtful to me, too, because it made me aware, once again, of the invisible prejudice that really seems to exist out there towards heavier women. It's there and it's wrong.
What do you think? Did you hear about this incident? What was your reaction?
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