Who could possibly complain? It's all about college being a time to learn about health and alternative gender and lifestyle options, isn't it?
According to Pilly.com, Bryn Mawr health administrators used information contained on student confidential records to connect with 100 students those administrators believed might benefit from the self-help group. The outreach effort to elevated BMIs is nothing new, as it has been used in the past, apparently without complaint.
Sounds to The Motley Monk like Bryn Mawr has adopted an Alcoholics Anonymous-like approach to curing those with self-inflicted, elevated BMIs. It works something like this:
"Hi, I'm Susan," the participant states.
"Hi, Susan," the group responds.
"I'm elevated BMI," Susan admits tearily. "It all started with my first jelly
donut when I was about 2 years old. After that first donut, I would steal
them from the freezer and hide them in my nightstand. Oh, they were
so good! Sometimes, I'd eat three or four before dozing off to pleasant
dreams of living in a Dunkin Donuts store.
The trouble is now I can't pass by the food court without picking out four
glazed donuts, chucking them down with a couple lattes before my first
class at 1:00 p.m.
I think I need help because I'm helpless passing by the donut case in the
Some elevated BMI'ers (women, in particular, it seems) have taken offense, accusing Bryn Mawr health administrators of targeting them and engaging in "fat shaming." Bad as suggesting to those students that they are fat might have been, invading their right-to-privacy and communicating the facts in an email was even worse. After all, those emails are now stored at the Domestic Surveillance Directorate's Utah Data Center.
Does this portend the rise of the "Fat Police" on college campi nationally?
Let the discussion begin...
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