Representation Through Humiliation

1/19/2005

Texas Senator Proposes To Grade Kids On Weight

This state senator has proposed giving school children a letter grade according to their body mass index. Stop snorting! It's actually a prety good idea to-- ok ok: You may snort! The real reason I posted this pretty obscure piece of news is the caption that follows the senator's picture:


"Senator Leticia Van de Putte, a pharmacist for more than 25 years, represents a large portion of San Antonio and Bexar County."

Now, we're not implying in anyway that she is fat. Merely that she should not pass legislation that would acedemically punish fat people. There's a difference...seriously.

-AP story