Monday, October 19, 2009

Hey Fatso!......Up against the wall, you hate monger!

Overweight 'should be protected' 

from the BBC

Dance class
Laws in San Francisco aim to prevent fat discrimination
Attacking someone for being fat should be a hate crime, campaigners say.
They want so-called "fat-ism" to be made illegal on the same grounds as race, age and religious discrimination.
A demonstration is being held outside the offices of the mayor of London asking him to lead the way in making sure employers are not prejudiced.
Protesters want the UK to follow San Francisco, where a law bans "fat-ism" in housing and employment and stops doctors pressing patients to slim down.
Sondra Solway, a San Francisco lawyer, said: "The San Francisco ordinance says you may want to mention weight to the patient but if the patient says they do not want to talk about that then you are asked to respect those wishes."
Size acceptance
In the UK, size is not a protected characteristic under discrimination legislation.

People who are very overweight do experience a lot of prejudice both in their social life and working life and do need some protection."
Dr Ian Campbell, Weight Concern
The campaigners, who belong to the Size Acceptance Movement, say surveys show 93% of employers would rather employ a thin person than a fat one even if they are equally qualified.

A Hate Crime?

Watch out the thought police are at the back
door, what's next?

And to think people have freedom of speech.
For how long...................


  1. There is no excuse for hate crimes, which makes what you think illegal. If you hate somebody, and kill them, you should go to jail for killing them. If you hate them, and you merely punch them in the face, you should be arrested and tried for assault and battery.

    Hate crimes are bad news and often are used to get around double jeopardy laws.

  2. A crime is a crime....period. But for some reason which I believe is political reasons, this whole Hate crime thing has flourished. I have to agree that they should just prosecute the crime period.