It’s time to write some words about the discriminative policy of some airlines who decided to charge double price for oversized people as – according to their beliefs – one seat is not enough for them.
At first it sounds like a reasonable idea, but let’s think about it for a second. What does fat mean? Who is fat? Who decides on that question? Will they force me to stand on the scale next to my luggage at the check-in counter? Or will a flight attendant come to me on board when she sees that I hardly fit into a seat and ask me to get off the plane?
Well, I never thought about it, as it never happened to me, but actually it happened to director Kevin Smith (you might know him as Silent Bob from movies like Dogma, Clerks, Chasing Amy or Jay and Silent Bob strike back) on a Southwest Airlines flight.
Before you make a judgement for yourselves, please think about it: is it really the passengers’ fault if they do not have enough space next to each other?
What happens in a movie or a theater?
You can read the full story from one of my favorite bloggers, Kate Harding, who runs a blog about accepting body image.