Saturday, May 22, 2010

Harrison Bergeron Alert

Deborah L. Rhode, a Stanford University law professor with entirely too much time on her hands, writes in the Washington Post:

Appearance-related bias also exacerbates disadvantages based on gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation and class. Prevailing beauty standards penalize people who lack the time and money to invest in their appearance. And weight discrimination, in particular, imposes special costs on people who live in communities with shortages of healthy food options and exercise facilities.

So why not simply ban discrimination based on appearance?

Diana Moon Glampers was not available for comment.

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