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March 24, 2014

Of Course: Feminist/Anarchist Activists Crusade for "Fat Justice," Blame Oppression of Body Mass Index on "White Racial Supremacist"

For any Identity category that more than two people associate themselves with, the left has a Grievance Workshop explaining why people should be angry at other people for all their failings.

You say, "Why 'Fat Justice'? Hasn't this gotten a little absurd?"

But like the Son of Sam, I say: "What took you so long, Fat Justice Identity Grievance Movement?"

A “Fat Justice and Feminism” seminar sponsored by Swarthmore College blamed Ronald Reagan for the suffering of fat people and accused the Body mass index (BMI) of having “direct links to a white supremacist.”

The workshop, taught by feminist activist Cora Segal and self-identified “angry, man-hating lesbian,” Nicole Sullivan, took place Thursday and sought to “address the ongoing exploitation and oppression of fat people.”

“There is no scientific consensus whatsoever that fat people need to exercise more, or that fat is unhealthy. There is no evidence that [being] fat causes diabetes. Medical professionals are informed of this so-called knowledge by lobbying groups.”

The Swarthmore Independent reports that Segal and Sullivan took aim at a variety of subjects including President Ronald Reagan, who they claimed “f*cked everything up” for fat people—though the Independent drily reports that “[n]o specific evidence about Reagan’s perverse policies or animosity toward obese people was offered.”

...

Paige Willey, an attendee to the conference, told Campus Reform "the whole event had a negative tone to it."

"Their whole argument was based in hatred. Very unproductive."

You don't say.

The guy they claim is a "white supremacist" is Adolphe Quetelet, who was an astronomer and sociologist who lived from 1796 to 1874, and created the BMI after recording the heights and weights of a lot of people. I don't see any mention of his "racist white supremacism" but he was French, and he was named Adolphe, so...


By the way, if you think this is a punking: It's not a punking. It's all too real.


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