“Discrimination at Large”
The jokes and slurs about overweight people are as any racial or ethnic slur because they put their self-esteem down, and denigrate the person as the worse disgusting thing in the world. Many media communications influences on this matter as making fun of overweight people as fair game, resulting that other people and kids starting insult them or put nicknames like a pig, a blimp, etc. Even if that person is white, professional, or middle-class, they suffer the worst discrimination just because they are fat and this situation is compared as racial or ethnic slur.
I am agree with Coleman’s article because she tells us the truth about how many people make fun of them, and how these jokes and attitudes hurt their feelings and put their self-esteem down. This problem makes them feels that they are worthless and this causing that they want to go to the surgery to have a body transplant because maybe they think that this is a good option to appeal to be accepted into society.
“OK, So I’m Fat”
Some people responses to Steinberg’s weight with constant insults, sometimes intentionally or sometimes simply by their very existence. For example, when his office mates called him: “Hey, big guy” (205). They mention it as a compliment that would inspire him to dig for change and offered him diet food. Then he said that other assume that thinness is forever beyond of his grasp, because one day he went to a dinner party and the hostess prepared a dessert-Banana Foster, when he was eating he could tell that she wasn’t eating the dessert because it was too sweet and then she smiled him given a seen of superiority, gazing down from on high, but this doesn’t matter him. And I think that people should not be act superiority, or making fun of people overweight just because they are thin, nobody knows what problem could be have that person as glandular disorders or depression and maybe that’s that reason why they eat a lot.
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