‘Thin Privilege:’ Fat Students Feel ‘Unwanted’ Because Desks are Too Small

The list of offensive things on campus keeps growing.

  • Spatchcocked

    Phone call for Mr Harrison Bergeron at the principals office !!!!!

  • chayisun

    I am thinking that the desks themselves are not too small but the rather rotund people trying to squeeze their robust …..Oh hell……FAT figures into or onto the desks and seats would be the problem.

    I am assuming these folks, who can’t pass by a buffet without assaulting it, want bigger desks. Here’s an idea…..STOP EATING!!! I know, I know it’s not politically correct to call chubby people fat. They’re metabolically challenged. I read that some where. Also, I admit some folks who are heavy have a glandular condition that causes them to be on the fat side of life. I also read that somewhere.

    I do know one thing…..Every time I have to travel and use a plane, the person who sits next to me is always larger than life. I also wonder why they aren’t charged as overweight baggage……I am also assuming I’ve insulted a “large” portion of the population. Now, please excuse me while I dig into my pint of Ben and Jerry’s chocolate ice cream.

    • Dana Garcia

      The width of large passengers should be measured like luggage. Those too wide would pay a fine, which would go to the unfortunate person in the next seat.

      • Exile1981

        I’m not fat but even I find that my shoulders stick over in the modern airline seats. Industry wide airline seats have gotten smaller as people have gotten bigger.

        • Dana Garcia

          As a 5’5″ person of normal width, I find airline seats to be barely large enough. Flying is the one time I’m glad to be on the small side.

  • Linda1000

    That’s not the picture (above) that I saw yesterday. There are some awfully big kids out there today just from my keen observations walking around malls or in grocery stores. /s Some are not even that fat just big – like close to six feet and built (boys and girls). What are they eating – growth hormones?

    • DaninVan

      There’s a reason a Big Mac is called that… 🙂

    • Clink9

      My wife and I get a laugh at the giant clown shoes our daughter’s boyfriends have left at the front door over the years.

      Our girls are something like size 5 or 6.

      Teenage mutants.

    • Tooth&Claw

      Agree. I have a friend whose son, at 13 years old, had size 15 feet, and was over six feet.

      • Clausewitz

        Growth hormones in the beef does has consequences. I remember in my early teaching days subbing for middle school classes. I’m just saying the thirteen year old girls certainly didn’t look line that in my day.

        • Tooth&Claw

          We are definitely getting taller, and larger all over. See the Dutch and their increase in size over a couple of centuries. Many modern day Dutch must duck under the door frames of much older dwellings built for a smaller person. Even in WWII the average size of a male recruit was 5″5″ -5’7″. http://www.tommy1418.com/wwi-facts–figures–myths.html

    • I’ve seen children who weigh more than I do.

  • Exile1981

    I’m waiting for the fatties to sue the airlines.

    • Samoa Air charges passengers by weight, as they do baggage. I have not heard of anyone sueing them yet, although there have been grumbles. However, even the SJWs cannot pretend that overweight aeroplanes fly as safely as correctly weighted ones, or that the cost of flying a plane is not seriously affected by its weight.

      Perhaps these colleges should install seats just strong enough to hold a normal person. Then if one collapses they can sue the fat person causing it.

      • Exile1981

        Back in the 90’s a co-worker and his wife were in a car accident that totalled their new saturn. She was badly injured when the front passenger seat she was in sheared its bolts and slammed into the dash.

        The other driver was at fault and at first it was ok till it went to court. Neither insurance company wanted to pay her medical costs. Turns out the saturn had a line in the manual that the front seats were rated for 350lbs and the judge ruled that since she was over that weight (by a lot) that her injuries were caused by the inproper seat use vs the accident.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    When I was in High School, we had maybe six hundred kids over 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.
    I think there were maybe 4 or 5 fat kids in the whole school, now it seems like that number is one third of the students are fat to obese.
    I would love an explanation.

    • I think the lack of self-discipline is probably the underlying cause.

    • Dana Garcia

      They just sit around and watch their screens in addicted amusement. Kiddies don’t even walk to school — they get driven.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Giant sized toilets and coffins are a growth industry

  • David Murrell

    Fur (and the posters on this thresd): these days the powers that be are instructing people not to use the politically-incorrect term “fat”. Instead, we should use the term “plus sized” or “large sized”. I prefer the term “cellulite challenged” myself.

    • Clink9

      I remember Plus Sized Domino and Cosby’s Husky Albert.

  • felis gracilis

    Pretty soon every classroom will have to have special seating for the metabolically challenged. Not just one chair. Not just a few chairs. It will have to be every chair so they don’t feel as if they are being singled out. And you and I will have to pay for this, as usual.

    • Bataviawillem

      have you been in a hospital waiting room lately, there are chairs there so large that my wife and me thought they were couches and we shared one without any problem.

  • Less pie, fatties!

    • Clausewitz

      Time to push away from the pasta buffet.

  • Barrington Minge

    The most offensive things on campus now seem to be the so called “students” who think the world owes them. Clearly they think they are above the level of education they are expecting before they even start to learn.
    No wonder the world is such a mad place.