The Last Acceptable Form Of Discrimination Is All Of Them
asks, "for all of you who doubt fat is one of the last acceptable forms of discrimination, what say you now?"
I say, "the existence of an anti-fat law proposal doesn't disprove the fact that there's still loads of discrimination against women, gays/lesbians/bisexuals, people of color, immigrants, disabled people, trans people, the poor, non-Christians, the elderly, non-human animals, and probably a bunch more I'm forgetting. The fact that one kind of discrimination is common doesn't mean it's a unique exception to our otherwise egalitarian society." I realize her comment is aimed at people who deny that anti-fat discrimination exists at all, and she (and the commenters who echo the framing) would probably admit that all those other discriminations exist too. But I still get annoyed at "last acceptable discrimination" rhetoric, because it comes off as a narrowness of focus on one issue and an exaggerated sense of one's own place in the oppression olympics.