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11/4/10 9:31 P

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I completely agree. That is the upsetting part that it seems ok to discriminate against overweight people but no one else!




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11/4/10 9:28 P

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I completely agree. That is the upsetting part that it seems ok to discriminate against overweight people but no one else!




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10/30/10 8:15 A

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I think it is a combination of low self-esteem and a little bit of envy.

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10/29/10 6:52 P

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How sad

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10/29/10 12:32 P

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Is it the Marie Claire (sp?) thing? I read all about it on Jezebel. I thing the author suffers/suffered of eating disorder, so there are some body image issues, you just cannot take her opinion too seriously. It's still astonishing that MC would print it though.

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10/28/10 8:58 P

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I did find this article online and read it. The author has also published an apology.

I still plan on writing a letter to the editor,though, expressing that I feel it was irresponsible to publish this column, and that I will not purchase nor read their magazine anymore.


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10/28/10 6:28 P

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Yes it is sad that people make statements like that. But, what is wrong with her, she must have some problem that she cannot deal with when she is taking her frustrations out on one group in a community. I blame the magazine for publishing it.

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10/28/10 3:36 P

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I feel sad for the person and hope as they mature mentally they will be a better person.

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10/28/10 3:07 P

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People can be very cruel. Let's let it roll off of our backs like a waxed car.

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10/28/10 1:34 P

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It is sad that people are so judgmental. We are all human regardless of height, weight, race, gender, or sexual orientation. I become sad by people like that and then I remeber that they are looking for faults in my life because if they took the time to look at their lives they would see how miserable they are and might have to do something about their own problems. It is easier to judge and condem than fix ones self. Don't let her get to you. Instead send a prayer out for her and keep doing what you are doing.
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10/28/10 1:33 P

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No your self worth so when bad things are said they don't get to you. There is always a bully in the crowd they win when they effect us. Lots of people in the world don't feel this way. But your letting one bully effect your feelings. Love yourself enough.

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10/28/10 1:25 P

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I have not read the article but heard about it. Unfortunately, many people in the "thin" world are not aware of the struggles the overweight face daily. We are viewed as making a lifestyle choice that is unhealthy. For many of us, this is true. But for others who try daily to be as healthy as they can, it is an unfair judgment. I believe firmly in what goes around comes around. She will get hers.

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10/28/10 1:24 P

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Honestly I feel very sad for this author. Apparently something is so miserable in their life, that they find it necessary to attack others. I guess it kinda bugs me to hear that. But honestly someone with that kind of hatred, I dont give the time of day, so they aren't worth any emotion from me. Skinny or Fat, we are all better than that.

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10/28/10 1:22 P

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What magazine was this in, and what author wrote this? I think we should all send letters to the editor and condemn their choice to publish this individual's hateful words.

I'm angry. If she had said these comments about an ethnic group or religion, it would be condemned, but because it's about people with weight problems, it's okay? That's bullpoop and we all know it.


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10/28/10 1:21 P

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It would make me angry too since it sounds like she has a fat-phobia. It sounds like she throws fat people into one pile instead of realizing some may have health issues that make them gain the weight, or medicines that cause the weight gain. I doubt seriously there's a fat person alive that can say absolutely that they love being fat. If they do say it, it's a lie.


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10/28/10 1:14 P

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this writer said some nasty things about people that have some weight on their bodies . these statements said that we upset her when we walk across the room and when we hug or kiss our partner . she does not like the comedy mike and molly .It has two people who she judges as not to be seen by anyone . Her words made me so angry that i thought about getting a subscription to the magazine and then canceling it . If she had her way we as over weight americans would be locked away so that she would not have to see our bodies . I know i am heavy . I have tried on many occasions to lose this but for someone to take this side and not know me . judge me not least you be judged .How do these words make you feel ? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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