Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Perils Of Obesity

Pinko Feminist Hellcat tells us what happens to an obese white woman who visits a certain physician in New Hampshire: She is threatened with a horrible fate! She might have to date a black man!

Yup. Because only black men like plump women and no white woman in her right mind would want to date a black man. And not having anybody to date is of course the worst thing a woman could possibly imagine as the consequence of obesity.

There is so much wrong with this story. Hellcat does a good job in taking it apart in terms of racism and misogyny. But I was also struck with the arrogance of a physician who thinks it is his right to give speeches like this to his patients, to second-guess what might make them scared, to attribute his own bigotry to them. Not to mention the whole obesity vs. illness issue.