Thursday, 12 April 2012

Citizen's Pain

The citizens medical centre of Victoria Texas insist they're a "community owned hospital". Awwww, isn't that nice? Yet some of the community aren't fit to be employed by what they "own". Firstly there's an employment dispute featuring distinctly prejudiced impulses.
Brown [hospital chief executive] wrote that he felt “a sense of disgust” that more “Middle-Eastern-born” physicians were demanding leadership roles at the hospital. “It will change the entire complexion of the hospital and create a level of fear among our employees,” he wrote.
I see. If you're thinking Arabian peninsula, think more, the Indian subcontinent ahem, aspect.

As if that wasn't enough, if your body mass index is above 35 this hospital has no use for your talents. It's overrun with more brilliance than it can handle. Such as that which produced its new employment policy, by the way, what is that policy?
It states that an employee’s physique “should fit with a representational image or specific mental projection of the job of a healthcare professional,” including an appearance “free from distraction” for hospital patients.
“The majority of our patients are over 65, and they have expectations that cannot be ignored in terms of personal appearance,” hospital chief executive David Brown said in an interview.
Okay, the pointless and distracting over-sensitization to fatness by 'obesity' crusaders is being framed as something generated by the visual impact of fat bodies?! It then implicates seniors without direct attribution for purportedly being unsettled by this.

Even if we are to take that on face value; why isn't that a wake up call? When "obesity related" hysteria is diverting sick people's energy  from their recovery;  rather than another opportunity to impose yourself on fat people?

To punish them yet again for the failure of the churlish classes to get over the delusions of their own invincibility. Seriously, just how long are fat haters with influence going to string out their rank bad grace about their failed cals in/out strategy?


I can just about see through the usual deranged confusion of fat haters, to get some sense of a general point about the appearance du fatz, but I sense there's still something I'm just not getting.
Mostly, it [the policy] references physical appearance, and puts overweight applicants in the same category as those with visible tattoos or facial piercings.
Wait so distinct rotundity is distracting to older folk because their feeble minds view it as on the tatts piercings five coloured hair gothic emo etc., spectrum and can't cope?

People love the creativity of fat hating, it matches the playing at sciency-ness of current "obesity science/medicine." Everyone feels free to make up their own rules and live in strange little universe within the nice safe bounds of authority validated idiocy. We see parts of people's psyches tussle with others. Trying to tell themselves things their defences usually block; by shouting them at fat people.

From the space vacated by fatz learned estrangement from ourselves, comes a mental theme park. As scintillating as this all is for us fatz to witness, we are still going to have to evict this bullshit to reclaim a righteous inner direction. Because too many of us are running out of patience.

 Brown should have read his hospital's own website;
Severe obesity is a disease. It is not a character defect, or simply lack of will power.  Excess weight impacts your health, your self-esteem, and your relationships.
They sound pretty sure of all three and why not? All the striving to deliberately bring these effects about in order to cite them as the impact of "weight", must help to give a deep sense of security.

Brown goes on huffily;
“We have some people who are applicants and they know the requirements, and we try and help them get there but they’re not interested,” he said. “So that’s fine, they can go work somewhere else.”
I wonder if there's a reason for that lack of interest;
Diet and exercise are ineffective in severe obesity. Chances are good you've been down that road before. You've done "yo-yo" dieting which only hurts your body and increases your feelings of hopelessness. Each diet failure makes you feel like a failure. 
Again, from the bariatrick section of this hospital's own website. When they're ready to cut a person into acceptability for profit, they can manage to face the truth they choose to suspend, when they feel like it.

Questions on the legality of this have centred on fatness not being a "protected" category like race or sex. But I keep thinking; why do laws keep having to be written to regulate human decency?

How can you deny people the right to pursue their livelihood, for reasons not to do with suitability or competence?  And who exactly is expected to pick up the slack re employing fat people? What do you expect people to do, panhandle, starve to thinness because you insist on taking the existence of fat people as a personal affront?

I keep thinking this must already be impinging some law or other;
This Court has long maintained that

the right to work for a living in the common occupations of the community is of the very essence of the personal freedom and opportunity that it was the purpose of the [Fourteenth] Amendment to secure.
Somebody needs to answer for this in court. Let's see how it is justified under oath.

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