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Tipping the scales of justice : fighting weight-based discrimination, Sondra Solovay

Label
Tipping the scales of justice : fighting weight-based discrimination
Title
Tipping the scales of justice
Title remainder
fighting weight-based discrimination
Statement of responsibility
Sondra Solovay
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • What rights, if any, do fat people have? If a child is obese, are the parents legally responsible? Can employers treat overweight employees as different, or disabled? Should fat people be protected by disability laws? Cases of illegal hiring practices, workplace prejudice, harassment, unfair treatment, medical malpractice, and denial of public access are being filed in increasing numbers as the nation continues to misunderstand weight
  • Very little literature on the law and weight exists, so each new case is a potential precedent-setter. Tipping the Scales of Justice presents actual cases and the stories behind the legal arguments, showing for the first time the varied and surprising ways that fat has become a courtroom topic
  • The only national legal specialist on weight-related cases, Sondra Solovay details court attitudes toward weight in relation to employment and discrimination law, child/family law, disability law, civil rights, minorities, public policy, diets and exercise, and much more, while intermingling a personal narrative on major cases and their outcomes. This fascinating book will be essential for law courses and libraries, as well as a one-of-a-kind perspective for anyone concerned about weight as a legal issue
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Solovay, Sondra
Index
index present
LC call number
BF697.5.B63
LC item number
S65 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Body image
  • Overweight children
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Self-esteem in children
  • Body image
  • Physical-appearance-based bias
  • Discrimination against overweight persons
Label
Tipping the scales of justice : fighting weight-based discrimination, Sondra Solovay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • But Names Will Never Hurt Me: Growing Up Fat
  • p. 31.
  • 4.
  • Education and the Fat Child
  • p. 47.
  • 5.
  • If the Child Is Fat, Is the Parent Unfit?
  • p. 64.
  • 6.
  • Verbal Abuse and Beyond
  • 1.
  • p. 78.
  • 7.
  • Judging the Jury
  • p. 86.
  • 8.
  • Professional Appearance Required: Weight-Based Employment Discrimination
  • p. 99.
  • 9.
  • Intersectionality Issues in Weight Discrimination: Weight Requirements as Sex Discrimination
  • p. 122.
  • Prejudice in Practice: The Felony Trial of Marlene Corrigan--A Case Study of Fat Bias in the Pursuit of Justice
  • 10.
  • Is an Ample Body an Able Body?: Fat and Disability Law
  • p. 128.
  • 11.
  • The
  • Brand-New, Eat-All-You-Want, Safe, Effective, Immediate, Forever Weight-Loss Plan: Truth in Advertising
  • p. 171.
  • 12.
  • The
  • Medical Profession: Assumptions Before Science
  • p. 13.
  • p. 189.
  • 13.
  • The
  • Medical Profession: Conflicts of Interest
  • p. 210.
  • 14.
  • How the Medical Profession Treats Fat People
  • p. 218.
  • 15.
  • Throw Away the Key: Involuntary Adult Commitment
  • 2.
  • p. 229.
  • 16.
  • The
  • Fat Lady's Screaming, Not Singing: Continuing the Fight Against Fat Discrimination
  • p. 233.
  • Appendix A.
  • Resources and Activism
  • p. 239.
  • Appendix B.
  • The
  • The
  • Law
  • p. 243.
  • Appendix C.
  • Excerpts from the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • p. 247
  • Food Police: An Introduction to Fat Prejudice
  • p. 25.
  • 3.
Control code
42692039
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781573927642
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
99048231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Tipping the scales of justice : fighting weight-based discrimination, Sondra Solovay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • But Names Will Never Hurt Me: Growing Up Fat
  • p. 31.
  • 4.
  • Education and the Fat Child
  • p. 47.
  • 5.
  • If the Child Is Fat, Is the Parent Unfit?
  • p. 64.
  • 6.
  • Verbal Abuse and Beyond
  • 1.
  • p. 78.
  • 7.
  • Judging the Jury
  • p. 86.
  • 8.
  • Professional Appearance Required: Weight-Based Employment Discrimination
  • p. 99.
  • 9.
  • Intersectionality Issues in Weight Discrimination: Weight Requirements as Sex Discrimination
  • p. 122.
  • Prejudice in Practice: The Felony Trial of Marlene Corrigan--A Case Study of Fat Bias in the Pursuit of Justice
  • 10.
  • Is an Ample Body an Able Body?: Fat and Disability Law
  • p. 128.
  • 11.
  • The
  • Brand-New, Eat-All-You-Want, Safe, Effective, Immediate, Forever Weight-Loss Plan: Truth in Advertising
  • p. 171.
  • 12.
  • The
  • Medical Profession: Assumptions Before Science
  • p. 13.
  • p. 189.
  • 13.
  • The
  • Medical Profession: Conflicts of Interest
  • p. 210.
  • 14.
  • How the Medical Profession Treats Fat People
  • p. 218.
  • 15.
  • Throw Away the Key: Involuntary Adult Commitment
  • 2.
  • p. 229.
  • 16.
  • The
  • Fat Lady's Screaming, Not Singing: Continuing the Fight Against Fat Discrimination
  • p. 233.
  • Appendix A.
  • Resources and Activism
  • p. 239.
  • Appendix B.
  • The
  • The
  • Law
  • p. 243.
  • Appendix C.
  • Excerpts from the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • p. 247
  • Food Police: An Introduction to Fat Prejudice
  • p. 25.
  • 3.
Control code
42692039
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781573927642
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
99048231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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