Sunday, June 03, 2007

Will the Overweight Get "Hate Crimes" Protection?

And then it occurred to us that whoever filed the bill to protect overweight people from employment discrimination dropped the ball! Why is there no hate crimes provision in the bill for the weighty class?

When seeking special rights as a protected class, you need to go all the way, and make it a hate crime if anyone physicially assaults you or even verbally insults you. Or even says something negative about your weight, or overweight people in general. (No "fat jokes" allowed! That would be hate speech.) Or even discusses the health risks of being overweight.