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#778609 - 08/21/12 04:48 PM Obesity and the Job Search  
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We all know there is all kinds of discrimination out there whether it's skillfully hidden or all up in your face.

I just read an article about obesity as being a "new" discrimination. I would argue that it is not "new". Unfortunately discrimination based on size is real and the any employer practicing discrimination of any type should be made to pay hefty fines (or shut down) - but that's my view point from a naive perspective of the world :-)

Here is an excerpt from the article...

The study, led by The University of Manchester and Monash University, Melbourne, and published in the International Journal of Obesity,....
�We found that strong obesity discrimination was displayed across all job selection criteria, such as starting salary, leadership potential, and likelihood of selecting an obese candidate for the job.�

What do you think? Real?

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#923843 - 10/19/17 05:01 PM Re: Obesity and the Job Search [Re: Dianne W - Editor]  
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It is not real at all. This is just another idiocy invented by the left.

#923854 - 10/20/17 09:11 AM Re: Obesity and the Job Search [Re: Dianne W - Editor]  
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Dianne, I agree that it is a genuine problem, and that it's not a new one. I notice that the study you mentioned included only women. Since women continue to be judged more on their looks than men are, it would be interesting to know what the results of a similar study, using men, would turn up.

Here is a summary of the methodology and results Obesity discrimination: the role of physical appearance, personal ideology, and anti-fat prejudice. Worth considering before an out-of-hand dismissal.

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