I just found out that Jeanne Toombs has passed on from complications of pneumonia. Jeanne was from Massachusetts and was involved getting the height/weight law on the books. It would have never been done without her. I was privileged to have meet her on many occasions. She was wonderful, brilliant, and had marvelous energy. She will be missed. Apparently she would have liked money donated to NAAFA in lieu of flowers.
Laws like the one in Massachusetts are extremely important as fat discrimination is as high as ever.
Fat women are more likely to be given c-sections about 50%, even though in the 70's this rate was lower; weight discrimination is as worse as racial discrimination and fat women as less likely to be tested for certain cancers (which I'm sure will then be blamed on their being fat.) We are told we must diet, must eat a certain way, our kids are picked on, must fit into a mold we don't belong and most shop in the basement.
So let's remember Jeanne and fight discrimination in any form: on the job, at the doctor's office, even at the clothing store.