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Originally posted by Kandinsky
reply to post by Laykilla
I did read the report, the report very specifically states that calling someone fat could become a hate crime.
You did not read the report. It has no mention of hate crime in it. By your argument I can now call you a liar.
reply to post by ollncasino
I suspect that a lot of people who assert that we shouldn't worry about the report's proposal that calling someone fat should be a hate crime, actually agree with the proposal.
This has gone beyond political correctness. It is transparent social engineering enforced by criminal law.
Weasel words Ol? I'm not in agreement with what you call 'the proposal.' I notice you've suddenly switched from *maybe* and *could* to 'enforced by criminal law.' Strawman much?
You're making a great deal about 'hate crimes' and somehow avoiding every opportunity to mention the actual contents of the report. Have you read it or did you just go off the Telegraph article? Do you even care about the issues in the report or just want to chat about the imaginary ifs and maybes of a world where you can't call people fat? Seems like you're quick to share your fears about not being able to call people names and slow to worry about the problems of self-image.
It comes as the report, Reflections on Body Image, by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image and the Central YMCA recommends "a review into the scale of the problem of appearance-based discrimination and how this would be best tackled", suggesting that ridiculing someone as 'fat' or 'obese' could become a hate crime.
The study says that MPs should investigate putting "appearance-based discrimination" on the same legal basis as race and sexual discrimination.
The group says that the Government should consider making the calling of someone "fatty" or "obese" a "hate crime".
Originally posted by Laykilla
Apparently you missed those tid bits. The people who conducted the report, are using the report as ammunition to consider making it against the law. And IN THE REPORT, they state that MP's should investigate putting "appearance based discrimination" on the same legal basis as race and sexual discrimination.
I guess the problem here is that you're not the best reader. And that's okay -- I won't hold it against you, but you should be more thorough in the future before you sling out the name calling and try to brand me a "Liar."
Originally posted by glen200376
To the people moaning about calling people fat-you do realize this is just another way to keep the people(mostly the kids)nice and soft,then they are easier to control treating government like a god who can solve their problems.Stick and stones springs to mind.Haven't read the whole article but will this include gingers too?edit on 13/10/2012 by glen200376 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by n00bUK
Originally posted by UziLiberman
I was born in 1987, never lived to witness this 1984(ish) witchcraft that people talk of. I'v heard this terminology used several times in the past 2 days and quite frankly, I feel left out on something that is obviously deemed an importance..
Please, enlighten one If not, this is so 1984
Originally posted by DeadSnow
reply to post by skitzspiricy
You know what they say, Ignorance is bliss and the truth hurts. Constructive or not, the truth shall set you free
Originally posted by Bodhi911
reply to post by texasgirl
One factor that I believe is very significant is the stress levels of the mother. In western society, life only gets more and more stressful every year, and naturally it affects the mothers and in turn, the unborn children as well.
Its natures way of making sure the offspring survives in a more "hostile" (stressful) environment. Nature enables the genes that it believes will be beneficial in the environment.
Some info in this article:
Unfortunantly stress in the mother also seems to lead to slower learning in the kids:
Article also mentions that fast food may lower your IQ. I dont touch the stuff but good to know for people who do.
edit on 13-10-2012 by Bodhi911 because: (no reason given)