A 23 year old British man has been locked up for being fat. I don't even know where to begin with this one. What the hell!


Blogger Tulip  said...

I can understand why you would have no idea where to even begin on commenting on this article.

It is completly absurde that a government feels that they can have any right to start locking people up for their weight. What will be next for these people? Will you get locked up for smoking and drinking because of the damage that those do to your body?

Would people who have problems with depression start getting locked up because they could potentially harm themselves?

I agree that there are people out there who need interventions on a level like this, but someone who has a eating disorder, and is unhealthy do to their weight are not among these individuals. Why don't they focus on people who are suicidal or are seen as a criminal threat to society? Even that could be a stretch.

I am lucky to live where I do. I do not have to live in fear of my government locking me up for potential weight issues or any other abnormaliy that I might have which one might consider a threat to myself or others.

I realize my opinions might seem simple minded, but I still feel about expressing myself in any form that I can. I would fear for myself living over there.

You had a post awhile back about a company who was threatening to fire people for smoking and their next target was people with weight issues. This company would do well over there. For some reason it has a Orwellian feel to me. Having people supervise your life and creating new ways to implement new forms of control.

The good ol' U.S. is leaning more towards a society run in that manner. They tell us what we can and can not do to ourselves under penalty of law. My favorite is that it is illegal to take your own life. I never have really understood that concept. I could have swore that my body was my own.

I think I have found myself off the original subject more or less, so I shall end this here.

Sunday, February 27, 2005  

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