Originally posted by Kandinsky
reply to post by ollncasino
Storm in a teacup.
A bunch of think-tankers flapping their gums and publishing a paper about it rather than the end of the world for free-speech.
According to the Body Image Inquiry:
* By the age of 14 half of girls and one third of boys have been on a diet to change their shape
* One in three men would sacrifice a year of life to achieve their ideal body
* Getting rid of dieting could wipe out 70% of eating disorders
* Up to one in five cosmetic surgery patients could suffer from body Dysmorphic disorder
* Appearance is the largest cause of bullying in schools
The spirit of the report is to try and minimise the importance of body image in modern society. Yeah sure, they *might* be trying to sneak in a new
era of 'thought control' but I think their first plan is help stop kids being paranoid about how they look and to lessen the name-calling about
If you're fat, suck it up. This is not anything like calling somebody a racial slur, they aren't said racial slur, they are human -- and all humans
can be fat -- and that's all there is to it.
I don't think this has anything to do with kids, it's more probable that it's a person who IS fat who gets called FAT and cries about it; that is
behind this push.
It's never okay to put someone in jail or fine them for calling someone fat -- guess what, I know a bunch of people who are fat and call themselves
fat, are we gonna put them in jail too? I also know people who WERE fat and aren't anymore because they hated being called fat.
So in that scenario, not only did it teach patience, but it also taught control over self.
People need to stop being so "omg he called me so and so." People called me spic and I'm not even Spanish, I've been called ugly, I've been called
stupid, I've been called everything you can think of, and you know what I do? I lol that someone is calling me names.
I don't cry about it and scream and then go to the government and say so and so called me FAT! put him in jail!
This is absurd that you can accept this, this is absolutely non-sense.
But see, that's the problem with the world now -- I was in a bank the otherday, they wanted 2 forms of ID and my thumb print to cash a cashiers check.
I was upset because I didn't want to give my fingerprint, and they already cashed my last 2 checks without one. She was rude and snippy and rotten
and giving me a hard time when all I asked was "Why didn't I have to do this the last two weeks in a row?" and so I drop my I.D. on the counter and
she screams, GET OUT YOU THREW YOUR I.D. AT ME, even the guy next to me said "Ma'am, he didn't, he put it on the counter" the manager came over and
told me I had to get out and he wouldn't give me my check back, and again -- the guy next to me in line said "Sir, HE DIDN'T THROW IT, he dropped it
on the counter" the manager snapped at him and said "I SAW HIM THROW IT, HE THREW IT AT HER, HE CAN GTFO OF MY BANK" and I asked for my check and he
I didn't leave until I got my check back, but why in the "f" did that happen at all? Because people don't have the right to be upset or question
anything anymore, we are to do what we're told or we're cut off from the system.
This is the same exact thing as what is proposed here with this whole "Fat" thing. The PC is getting way too out of control and nobody has the right
to anything anymore, you don't even have the right to say "I'm unhappy with your bank, in the future I won't use it" without getting thrown out.
It's because people are becoming ridiculous.
All over the world, nobody can take an insult anymore, let alone unhappy feedback with their service. What ever happened to speech?
13-10-2012 by Laykilla because: (no reason given)
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