Congratulations to Professor Rothblum, an esteemed academic across several fields.... http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/articles/2009/09/11/people/891rothblum091109.txt#info I would love to start both a personal and academic/research conversation about the topic of fat studies.... I do feel that while MUCH discrimination and isms still exist and are inherent in the very fabric of what we now know as American culture, Fat/weight/size discrimination is one of the last acceptable forms.... and this is the decade inwhich to address it.
Let no person be denied the justice and right of revelling in all that they are, untouched by the rhetoric and policy of managed care, by the discrimination of those who are afraid of the implications. What would society do if we all loved ourselves? Capitalism might fall.... The rich might stop getting rich and the poor might stop dropping into poverty .... The earth might stop.