You're Too Fat To Work


Can someone be too fat to qualify for a job? That’s the case being made against Dr. Regina Benjamin, the nominee for surgeon general.

Is being thin a bona fide occupational qualification for surgeon general? Is it a bona fide occupational qualification for any job?

We talk about racism, sexism, and ageism in the workforce and in our personal lives. Penelope Trunk writes about lookism. What do you think? Does America discrimate against obese workers? Have you experienced this? Do you make fun of the office fatty? Is it okay to judge people based on their size? Or do you feel that we should we treat size in the same way that we treat race, age, and ability?

Give me your thick & juicy thoughts, please.

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