A friend just posted a link to this article on Facebook and I wanted to share it right away. Jezebel's Lindy West gets it exactly right in pointing out that being mad at FAT PEOPLE because Chick-fil-A are being bigoted assholes is NOT the way to go. Thank you, Lindy! Go read, and please share widely. Here's a quote to whet your appetite:
"Or maybe you're telling yourself, "Well, I just believe in personal responsibility, and people make choices in their lives, and if they make the wrong choices—unhealthy choices—then they deserve to face the consequences in the court of public opinion. That's my argument." Except no, wait. It's not. That's THEIR argument. That's the conservative bigot's argument about gay people.
I hate to sound like a broken record here, but people. PEOPLE. It is possible to be outraged about something without taking your rage out on something else. It is possible to protest the victimization of one vulnerable group without victimizing another vulnerable group. It is possible to be kind to everyone. Or, at least, it is possible to try."
It's a long weekend this weekend here in Canada-land so I'll be back Tuesday at some point. Enjoy the weekend!