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Post Reply Is obesity a disability?
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29 / M / B.C, Canada
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Posted 2/12/16
I question the intelligence of anyone who says yes to this.
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18 / F / Everywhere
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Posted 2/12/16
Mental disability, maybe.
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33 / M / outer wall, level...
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Posted 2/12/16
id say yes, simply becuase its physically disabling. and most people who are super obese are just lazy, but after a certain age, its almost impossible to get rid of. throw in a job, kids, or just plain life and its not something you have time for.

id say if you can not walk cus ur so fat, then yeah, its a disablity.
tho i know plenty of really fat people who are pretty active.
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I used to be obese type 1 and I managed to get at a healthy stable weight.

Everything is possible, I lost 40% of the weight I had back then.
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30 / M / Marshall, Michigan
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Posted 3/7/16

Nasirei wrote:

I used to be obese type 1 and I managed to get at a healthy stable weight.

Everything is possible, I lost 40% of the weight I had back then.


Good job, it's hard losing weight.
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21 / M / South Florida
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Posted 3/7/16
Loaded question.

If you are medically unable to lose the weight, then by all means, being obese is noooot good for your health. Granted, there should rather be procedures to help you circumvent your less than ideal metabolism, but maybe we'll see that eventually.

Helping yourself to one too many fat cakes though...that's another thing...
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37 / F / Portland, Oregon
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Posted 3/7/16
I do not view obesity itself as a disability. I do however acknowledge that there are many disabilities and health problems ranging anywhere from mental illness to thyroid and diabetic issues that can lead to obesity and they can be disabling. Obesity is disabling but not the underlying real disability normally. I also know as some who lives with a chronic invisible illness how tough it can be for others to pass judgement when they cannot see what is happening inside.
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19 / M / east coast. Let t...
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Posted 3/8/16
If it's caused by something like a thyroid problem I would consider it a disability.
I made myself fat. I wasn't forced into it.
Posted 3/8/16
I wouldn't say it is.
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17 / M / The Bay
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Posted 3/8/16
I would say yes, but with no protections. I met someone who wasn't physically able to exercise, he was even given recommendation from his doctor not to because of his risks. Preferably, i believe there should be a background check to keep the slackers from exploiting the condition.
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31 / M / Whale Island
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Posted 3/8/16

jtjumper wrote:

The European Court of Justice recently ruled that obesity is a disability that should be protected from discrimination. Do you think obesity should be considered a disability and those with not be discriminated against?


I voted no because the majority of people over weight are not born so there might be a few who have defects like people who have a very low metabolism but a very large percentage of people are just normal people who have over eaten during a prolonged period of time. I on the other hand think it's far from ok to discriminate against over weight people because at the end of the day they are still human beings i just don't see it as a disability. The cure isn't making people loose weight but to stop them going down that path to begin with but in our modern world that i far easier said then done a good starting point would be educating.
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21 / M / U.S.A.
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Posted 3/8/16
It depends on how obese.. in regards to my thoughts on the latter question. I'll just keep that opinion to myself.
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20 / M / Washington
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Posted 4/3/16
No! This is just people not wanting to take the necessary action, or responsibility of saying "hey" this is my fault for being the way I am. Except isn't that America in a nutshell? People never want to hear the possible solutions to their problems, instead they want you to sympathize with them and feel empathetic towards they're situation.
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