‘Fat hatred’ should be banned

first_imgStuff.co.nz 11 July 2012Smartphones to get police on the beat Crushed boyracer car to help teach safety  Couple charged with ill-treating newborn Need for ‘new direction’ behind moves at Te Papa Wellington dog owners plead guilty Gales on the way for weekend Ostrich egg hurled at wife over pig Singers shrug off sickness to win  “Fat hatred” should be banned like racism or sexism, says a pro-fat scholar who argues that obesity isn’t a health problem. Massey University lecturer Cat Pause says “the war against fat” and “fat phobia” were much more damaging than carrying a few extra kilos or, in her case, a lot. “Obesity is not a big health problem. If you really look at the science, that is what comes through.” Her claims fly in the face of an obesity epidemic taking hold of the Western World. Governments are fighting health budget blowouts, hospitals are buying bigger beds and equipment, and airlines are charging travellers for their overflowing flab. In New Zealand – the world’s third-fattest nation – more than a quarter of the population are classed as obese. But Dr Pause, who has a PhD in human development, says it is “fattism” that should be feared, not expanding waistlines.http://i.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/7256463/Fat-hatred-should-be-banned Mum calls for an end to ‘thinism’Stuff.co.nz 11July 2012 Miranda Johnson is still traumatised by childhood bullying that saw her dubbed  ”chicken legs” by a teacher. As a St Martins School pupil in Christchurch she was teased by teachers and peers for being thin. Now the 25-year-old, size-6 mother of one, standing 1.67 metres and weighing 44 kilograms, is too self-conscious to go swimming. ”I love swimming, but I hate getting into the pool in the daylight because people stare at me and I hear them whispering,” she said. ”I like going to the Tekapo hot pools because in the dark nobody can see me.” Johnson, an interior design student juggling her correspondence study with the care of 2-year-old daughter Xanthe, said even as an adult she was hassled about her weight.http://i.stuff.co.nz/the-press/lifestyle/7259921/Mum-calls-for-an-end-to-thinismlast_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: JUCO defensive end Brandon Berry intends to join SU’s 2017 recruiting class

first_img Published on December 15, 2016 at 8:03 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer Junior college player Brandon Berry intends to sign with Syracuse, per Stephen Bailey of Syracuse.com. SU asked Berry to wait until after his official visit, scheduled for Jan. 27, to commitThe 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end from Georgia originally attended Griffin High School. He most recently played for Highland (Kansas) Community College. He was ranked with three stars by 247Sports.com and was unranked by Scout.com. He also held offers from Minnesota, Charlotte, Colorado State and Toledo, per scout.Berry is the second JUCO transfer to join the Orange after linebacker Ryan Guthrie committed to Syracuse yesterday.Track the rest of the incoming class here.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Devin Clark takes a knee in support of Black Lives Matter protests during fighter introductions at UFC 250

first_imgDevin Clark was determined to make a statement at UFC 250.While he did just that by collecting his second consecutive win with a unanimous decision over Alonzo Menifield, what is resonating throughout social media is what he did before and after the fight. MORE: Jon Jones confiscates spray cans from protestersAfter the decision was announced in his favor, Clark again showed solidarity with the protests by raising a fist with his team in the Octagon.Devin Clark makes a statement with a unanimous decision win at #UFC250.And then he makes another statement in support of our brothers and sisters on the ground protesting the deaths of #BreonnaTaylor #GeorgeFloyd and #AhmaudArbery.Beautiful.#BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/E7nS6ZQ54G— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) June 6, 2020The deaths of George, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery sparked protests against police brutality and racism across the United States and worldwide. Those demonstrations have now reached the UFC’s Octagon, where Clark wanted to make sure that he made his position loud and clear. The 30-year-old light heavyweight from South Dakota took a knee and raised a fist during his introduction by Bruce Buffer in support of the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests that followed the death of George Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25.  UFC light heavyweight @brownbearC took a knee and raised his fist while being introduced at #UFC250 pic.twitter.com/UbsU1t67r6— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) June 6, 2020Clark and Menifield — whose father was killed by Los Angeles police — put on an entertaining brawl that saw Clark have to overcome a possible orbital fracture to outstrike his opponent en route to the victory. last_img read more