“…consider the fact that they haven’t killed you yet.” – Robin Abrahams, author of the Miss Conduct advice blog at the Boston Globe.
I’ve noticed that whenever I suggest treating fat people with courtesy, I get criticism for it–even hate mail. (The other two groups that this is true of are smokers and Muslims.) People really, truly believe that it is not only acceptable, but right to treat fat people with disdain…. I cannot fathom what it must be like to have others take it upon themselves to hate my body for me.
I think I like Robin Abrahams.