Weight of the World
US writer Lindy West, 30, took on the cause of overweight people in America with her article “Being Mean to Fat People Is Pointless”, in women’s blog Jezebel. Calling herself overweight, she says the world’s obsession with obesity is hurting fat people.“Afat person has health problems of any kind? It’s because they are fat. Afat person is single? Well, duh. Fat. They deserve it,” she wrote in the article read by 7,500 people. Instead of shaming the obese, she suggests preventive measures like healthier school lunches and improved fitness programmes.