6/30/2006

Tired of High-Tech Fat Hatred

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

Over at Big Fat Blog, they rant about the fat hatred that runs rampant in the techie industry.

“I read a lot of techie blogs. I’m a techie. I love the web, I love keeping tabs on memes, I love me some open source software. I’m a total geek, and I’m not ashamed of it. But I have had it with the tech blogs out there posting anti-fat entries, and/or allowing anti-fat comments to run rampant.”

A unkind entry on the 37 Signals website was the straw that broke the camel’s back. The worst thing to realize is that David Heinemeier Hansson, the author of that particular entry at 37 signals, is a high power executive who is making these comments.

Do you think he’ll hire an overweight programmer?

Fat discrimination is REAL. Someone who is overweight can be just as good a programmer as a thin one, but the fat person isn’t going to get the job.

That’s why I believe in Fat Acceptance.

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