February 10th, 2006

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Fat discrimination?

I read on Newsvine today a link to a blog post from a woman who was asked by Southwest Airlines to buy a second seat to accommodate her very large size. Normally I don't comment publicly on these issues because I know how sensitive a topic weight is (especially being overweight myself), but the content and tone of her post made me feel compelled to respond. For those who don't have a Newsvine account, I posted this:

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I apologize if my opinion offends anyone. I welcome your thoughts, opposing or otherwise.

Addendum 2/16: I mentioned this post to obadiah and he mentioned that a woman suffered serious injury after being seated next to a very large passenger from several hours on a flight. He's not taking sides one way or the other, just pointing it out.