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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:57 pm

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Postby milkyway » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:07 pm

I remember reading a while ago about the different approach to obesity in the US -- not all are focussing on getting people healthier -- there's a growing group of activists embracing it and fighting for the rights of obese people in a similar way that people campaigned for the rights of people with a disability. The result is cars with wider seats, bigger couches, bigger airline seats, bigger toilets and toilet cubicles etc. I imagine in the near future public buildings and government services (including public hospitals) will be facing the Equal Opportunity Commission if they don't adequately accommodate the obese community.

As the levels of obesity continue to rise (and not just in the States), they will be a real political force.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:44 am

i always remember how deb (slimmin) mentioned about going on a plane and they had the extender belt things for larger people. i would feel so embarrassed and down in the dumps if i had to use one of those, but the sad thing is that there are lots of people who have to to use planes as transport.
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Postby Puffer » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:40 pm

I don't think obese people should be in the same category as disabled people because obesity is reversible but disability is not :!:
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Postby Donk » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:51 pm

I always hated sitting in a lecture theatre and my legs touching the person next to me, made me get a little embarrased at the time, but things like that can make you wake up to yourself.
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