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‘Fat Studies’ course deems ‘weightism’ a ‘social justice issue’

Oregon State University will offer a spring course on “fat studies” in order to teach students how “weight-based oppression” is a “social justice issue.”

According to a syllabus for the course obtained by Campus Reform, students will examine “body weight, shape, and size as an area of human difference subject to privilege and discrimination that intersects with other systems of oppression based on gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, and ability.”

850,000 Muslim Migrants in Turkey Already on the EU Dole

“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).

A Morlock demands payment from a worker-bot.

South Korea introduces world’s first ‘robot tax’

South Korea has introduced what is being called the world’s first tax on robots amid fears that machines will replace human workers, leading to mass unemployment.

The country will limit tax incentives for investments in automated machines as part of a newly proposed revision of its tax laws.

It is hoped the policy will make up for lost income taxes as workers are gradually replaced by machines, as well as filling welfare coffers ahead of an expected rise in unemployment, according to the Korea Times.

For Canada’s LGBT community, acceptance is still a work in progress

In the study, the majority of respondents who were out to friends and family said their sexual orientation was at least well accepted by their immediate family, friends, partners and co-workers, and that they get an adequate amount of support from their close family members.

But three-quarters of the LGBT respondents said they had been victims of bullying, much higher than the 45 per cent of heterosexual cisgender individuals who reported such treatment.

Professor Calls Genocide Morally Required

Abed said Raphael Lemkin’s Axis Rule in Occupied Europe sparked his interest in war, terrorism, torture and genocide, causing him to “have doubts about narrow definitions of genocide that view it as a species of mass murder that aims at the destruction of nations and other such groups.” He said those queries were “what motivated the project of conceptual clarification and analysis I have undertaken in my work.”

  • tom_billesley

    Renewable energy “eco village” plans for closed cement manufacturing site.
    Fifteen years later and millions of pounds spent and all that the local community has to show for it is a large concrete slab in a field.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Fat kills. That’s a fact. So it is unsurprising that SJWs have made allies with fat people in denial. Natch, many SJWs are also kinda fat, I note acidly. Let the Fat fuck the Fat, but I will not be made to feel guilty for thinking fat people are gross and not wanting to fuck them. There are, I understand, “fatty fuckers” out there – guys who prefer real fat chicks. I have never heard of women who prefer really fat guys. IOW, some Fat Chicks want to be eroticized by men, but not by men who are very fat. Got it.

    • terrence22

      “fatty fuckers” – I have heard these guys referred to as “chubby chasers”. Psycho nut cases is a better phrase.

    • H

      This is probably not the case in our current societies, but certainly in pre-industrial societies, and for hundreds of years, fatness was “reserved” for the wealthy and powerful in society (the majority of people were simply too poor to eat well, if not starving outright) , and therefore, consciously or unconsciously, both women and men (especially women, one would suspect) were attracted to fat folk, since they represented affluence and wealth.

      • tom_billesley

        Still the case in parts of Africa.

  • ontario john

    The tightly controlled media in downtown Toronto, think its wonderful that all those invaders are crossing the border. And don’t worry, those army tents are heated and have wood floors. And meals will be served as they arrive. YES, EVERYTHING IS FREE IN CANADA!!

    • reidjr

      In Ottawa ask the avg person downtown or in the hippy areas like Westboro or the Glebe they will say the more the better but ask the avg person in middle class areas and they will say no we can’t be a welcome mat for the world.

  • Old Guy

    “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Donald Trump

    If North Korea is a “clear and present danger” to the U.S. then what choices does Trump really have? The threat to the U.S. may not be immediate but it is imminent. Can it can be placated or ignored? No, absolutely not.

    Did Bill Clinton pave the way for North Korea to develop nuclear weapons?

    • Observer

      Thank goodness that Bill Clinton’s program to prevent North Korea from getting nuclear weapons worked so well that Barack Obama duplicated the program for his good friends running Iran.