'Weight Is Not An Infectious Disease'

We all know that sexism is a worldwide problem, and well, here's today's depressing proof that it's not going away any time soon.

This time, it's in India, where 10 women were fired by state-owned Air India for being too fat.

Yum! Government-sanctioned discrimination for everyone!

There's no excuse behind this. These women weren't morbidly obese and chucked to save a few gallons of jet fuel; the move was purely aesthetically motivated.

And if you don't believe me, check out 51-year old Sheela Joshi, who was fired after 27 years of service.

Would you call her fat? Yeah, me neither. This also brings to light the issue of fat shaming, but I'm handing that off to the champs at Feministing.

Via Times Online.


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