Is it time that we see being obese as not just a personal choice, but one that negatively affects us all? Why do we ask?
– a new report accuses of overweight people of attacking the planet by consuming more energy and food than others.
The British comedian Alistair McGowan gave an interview to The Sun this week arguing that, ‘it stands to reason we are eating more than we need to. Ideally, fat could be sucked out of some people and used to power vehicles. But, seriously, we could all improve our knowledge of the environment – and sensible eating is part of that.’
– RyanAir is threatening to charge overweight passengers a so-called ‘fat tax’.
It’s not the first time an airline has tried to address the issue of public transport and big people. Is it time fat people paid for the space that they take up? Is allowing themselves to be overweight irresponsible if more space and energy on public transport has to be devoted to them?
– Overweight people use more health-care resources than people who are a healthy weight. Are you prepared to cover that cost? Should they have more concern not just for their own health but for the impact on society’s resources?
Or is this pure prejudice which shows no willingness to understand why some people weigh more than others?
Can we really blame overweight people? This professor says you could put on weight because of a fat ‘virus’.
What do you think, should we eat less for benefit of all of us?