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I am "that woman" - the fat lady you look away from as she comes down the airplane aisle. The one it's apparently okay to humiliate in front of an entire airplane full of people - because, you know, I'm fat, and therefore a) stupid, b) broken, c) to blame, or d) all of the above.

Still think I'm kidding? Look at the serious evidence Air Canada submitted in its attempt to work around Canada's one-person, one-fare ruling.

A couple of people asked whether there's some formal protest afoot. I haven't seen much of one; I know that NAAFA (the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance) linked to a petition. There's a link to it here, but it's been deactivated. It does, however, contain contact information for United. There is another petition afoot here.

But you can also just -talk- about it; I've seen a few people mention it on LJ, including [livejournal.com profile] cruisedirector, but I've heard very, very little about it otherwise. Post about it. Link to it. It's a sign of a broader problem, as I've said before: the failure to treat every person with respect and dignity.

Date: 2009-04-23 04:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/tesserae_/
You've seen Kate Harding's posts on this issue, right? Plus, she was on CNN the other day; I think she's still got the video up on her site.

Date: 2009-04-23 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wojelah.livejournal.com
I did - that's where I picked this up from yesterday. Mostly I apparently had two posts-worth of annoyance.

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