Let's Not Fight for Equal Table-Dancing Rights

Twenty-one year old college student Jordan Ramos enjoys the same ill-advised things that her fellow University of Iowa students enjoy — going to bars in downtown Iowa City, drinking a little bit, climbing up onto things, and dancing on them while other people go "WOOO!" So when bouncers at a local establishment barred… » 5/01/12 10:25am 5/01/12 10:25am

"Offensively" Fat: The Truth Behind Weight Stigma

In today's Times, writer/blogger Harriet Brown explains how weight stigma can harm people's job prospects, and even their bodies. But commenters still think it's justified — even necessary. » 3/16/10 9:30am 3/16/10 9:30am

Kevin Smith Isn't The First Person Southwest Deemed "Too Fat To Fly"

Kevin Smith is so angry he was thrown off a Southwest flight on Saturday, he's launched a campaign against the airline. Smith may be the poster-boy for "too fat to fly", but Southwest has a habit of harassing overweight passengers. » 2/15/10 4:40pm 2/15/10 4:40pm

There were mitigating circumstances in each of these incidents, but…