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(News.com.au)   Obese Australian woman speaks out against taunts on public trains, wishes she could move to America where she'd be considered thin and lovely   (news.com.au) divider line 128
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2011-07-08 10:37:44 AM  
Article starts off:
'It's not OK to discriminate': Stephanie Payne speaks out over taunts on public transport

Then goes whole hog:
A "FATTER than fat" mother of four says she's sick of fellow commuters who abuse her for being obese.
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Ms Payne said she should not be forced to buy a second ticket because she took up more room than other passengers.

Is this a cargo train? She weighs 180kg (about 400 lbs if my math is correct). I'm a big guy at 200 lbs and you're two of me. And that's after she's had lap band surgery. Put down the Branston Pickle.
 
2011-07-08 10:51:21 AM  
Well, Mississippi anyway.
 
2011-07-08 11:19:14 AM  
No, she'd still be fat
 
2011-07-08 12:05:32 PM  
She's fat, but shes not, like, disgusting. She doesn't look like she smells bad. That would instantly place her in the top tier of US train riders.
 
2011-07-08 12:10:26 PM  
She should come to the USA. She'll have her pick of unemployed skinny black men who want to marry her.
 
2011-07-08 12:11:01 PM  
Go away or we shall taunt you a second time!

/Not actually Aussie
 
2011-07-08 12:12:03 PM  
She looks fat
 
2011-07-08 12:13:10 PM  
That's a huge biatch.
 
2011-07-08 12:13:10 PM  
I really want to know how someone gets to 400 lbs? I started pushing 230 and put down the beer, cut back on the portion size, stopped getting fast food (or at least skipping the fries) and just started moving more (parking further away from the store, walking to get the mail, etc.), and before I knew it I had lost 20lbs.
 
2011-07-08 12:13:18 PM  
I have very little sympathy with obese people. If you feel so bad about your weight, stop eating ridiculous amounts of food.
 
2011-07-08 12:13:48 PM  
Give us your tired, lazy, flabby asses yearning to be free (to return to the buffet for a third helping)
 
2011-07-08 12:14:42 PM  
FTFA: A "FATTER than fat" mother of four says she's sick of fellow commuters who abuse her for being obese. Stephanie Payne, 31, who once weighed 243kg, said she had been the victim of countless unprovoked, hurtful attacks from passengers.

Wut.
 
2011-07-08 12:15:07 PM  
This is screaming for a caption contest.
resources3.news.com.au
 
2011-07-08 12:15:16 PM  

meat0918: I really want to know how someone gets to 400 lbs?


Taking up two seats on the bus instead of walking.
 
2011-07-08 12:16:32 PM  
I've seen fatter or more disgusting or both on the Metro. God I hate that thing. I'm now surprised that Metro isn't charging two tickets for fatties. You'd think they wouldn't miss an opportunity like that to raise more revenue and spend it on not fixing the goddamn escalators.

/you ever been on the Metro?
 
PJ-
2011-07-08 12:16:35 PM  
i11.photobucket.com

Oblig
 
2011-07-08 12:16:48 PM  
Kill fat people.

just kidding. But she would not be considered thin even by american standards.
 
2011-07-08 12:16:49 PM  
She wants somene to pull a trian on her in the US, what?
 
2011-07-08 12:16:55 PM  

NightOwl2255: This is screaming for a caption contest.
[resources3.news.com.au image 640x360]


Someone needs to turn those bus passes into something awesome... like McDonalds gift cards.
 
2011-07-08 12:17:02 PM  

Jake Havechek: She should come to the USA. She'll have her pick of unemployed skinny black men who want to marry her.


i1136.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-08 12:17:54 PM  
It's not Thin, subby. The proper description is "A few extra pounds".
 
2011-07-08 12:19:15 PM  
She complains about buying two tickets?

Listen, if you're 400 pounds, you are well beyond what one ticket pays for. Sure, you're one person, but if you take up the space of two people, there is no reason you shouldn't pay accordingly.

Hell, I would even go so far as saying if there is only one seat left, it goes to those of us who can occupy one seat alone, standing there will be kinda like some excersize for you.

Why yes, it appears I'm a fatist, and plenty fine with it.
 
2011-07-08 12:20:27 PM  
To be fair, she IS trying to make an effort to lose it now and lost a lot already, down to 180kg from 243 - article said due to lap band surgery and a fitness program. Because she's working on it people really have no place now ridiculing her. It's not like she can be instantly thin to appease them.
 
2011-07-08 12:20:48 PM  
No sympathy. Every day when I get on the subway there are people so fat they take up more than one seat. What's worse is if they stand - then they take the floor space of 3 or 4 people.

That doesn't sound so bad until you realize the car usually looks like this:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-07-08 12:21:14 PM  
She could got to Walmart and be a super-model
 
2011-07-08 12:22:10 PM  
I lost 20 pounds in 3 weeks, and now weigh 300 pounds, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/still fat, unfortunately.
//aiming for 290 by my sister's wedding in 29 days.
 
2011-07-08 12:23:35 PM  

mellowman: She complains about buying two tickets?

Listen, if you're 400 pounds, you are well beyond what one ticket pays for. Sure, you're one person, but if you take up the space of two people, there is no reason you shouldn't pay accordingly.

Hell, I would even go so far as saying if there is only one seat left, it goes to those of us who can occupy one seat alone, standing there will be kinda like some excersize for you.

Why yes, it appears I'm a fatist, and plenty fine with it.


I'd let her sit, because she might kill someone if she loses her balance and falls.
 
2011-07-08 12:24:40 PM  

Yaxe: I lost 20 pounds in 3 weeks, and now weigh 300 pounds, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/still fat, unfortunately.
//aiming for 290 by my sister's wedding in 29 days.


Yet you still weigh 100 lbs less than this woman.
 
2011-07-08 12:24:58 PM  

FuturePastNow: She's fat, but shes not, like, disgusting. She doesn't look like she smells bad. That would instantly place her in the top tier of US train riders.


Ahh, gauging whether or not you'd shove your face in her gunt.
 
2011-07-08 12:25:12 PM  

Mystery Vortex: Because she's working on it people really have no place now ridiculing her. It's not like she can be instantly thin to appease them.


If you habitually licked your own nipples in public and had an uncontrollable psychological compulsion to do so, but then made the effort to reduce this from one hour to half an hour during a day with an eye toward stopping entirely, would anyone make less fun of you just because you're "working on it"?
 
2011-07-08 12:29:44 PM  

Fluorescent Testicle: FTFA: A "FATTER than fat" mother of four says she's sick of fellow commuters who abuse her for being obese. Stephanie Payne, 31, who once weighed 243kg, said she had been the victim of countless unprovoked, hurtful attacks from passengers.

Wut.


Apparently that's about 516 lbs... even fat for the US, but it wouldn't be as weird here. I doubt anyone on a train would say something to her.

/She weighs 5x more than me... she should probably be required to buy at least two tickets on a plane.
 
2011-07-08 12:30:48 PM  
Don't fat people know they are unpleasant to look at? I myself weigh about 40lbs to much and I don't like looking at myself so why should someone else? I can see the logic that some would say that they are causing offense just by being ugly. Image carrying around a huge picture of something ugly to showing it to people even if they don't want to see it.... would then be right to tell you to that you suck?
 
2011-07-08 12:30:54 PM  

Skeezix: I'd let her sit, because she might kill someone if she loses her balance and falls.



Not to mention, when the bus goes over a rough bit of road, the jiggles could lash out and maim everyone within reach.
 
2011-07-08 12:31:36 PM  
Maybe its because I live in Florida, where the ratio of insanely hot, skinny & gorgeous women to the overal populace seems faily high based on other states I've lived in or been to, but where does subby live where a beached whale would "be considered skinny and lovely?" I feel sorry for you. Improve your daily environs and move, dude.

/unless you're into that particular fetish... then just, eeeww
 
2011-07-08 12:31:37 PM  
I hope I don't offend any "people of size" here, but I'm tired of the PC elements of society saying that being obese is "ok." It's not ok. It is a serious population-wide health crisis. While obese people should not be mocked or derided, they should not be encouraged to think that being that fat is a desirable, good or even acceptable thing.
 
2011-07-08 12:31:54 PM  
Is this normal to taunt fat people on public transit? Is there any chance it happened to her once, and she turned it into "it happens all the time"?

I mean, Ive never bean to Australia, but here in New York we are polite and civilized toward each other. Even the fatties.
 
2011-07-08 12:34:19 PM  

jackiepaper: I hope I don't offend any "people of size" here, but I'm tired of the PC elements of society saying that being obese is "ok." It's not ok. It is a serious population-wide health crisis. While obese people should not be mocked or derided, they should not be encouraged to think that being that fat is a desirable, good or even acceptable thing.


Exactly. We should not be pushing 'fat acceptance'. This is a huge problem, and maybe some shame would help out.
 
2011-07-08 12:34:47 PM  
On the bus, some fatty always cancels out the air conditioning with their sweaty ass. Then some breeder's kid will shiat in their diaper when you're still 10 stops away or start screaming, then some Chinese lady won't hold her bag when the bus goes into a turn and all her apples will fall out and go rolling all over the bus floor.
 
2011-07-08 12:35:23 PM  

freewill: Mystery Vortex: Because she's working on it people really have no place now ridiculing her. It's not like she can be instantly thin to appease them.

If you habitually licked your own nipples in public and had an uncontrollable psychological compulsion to do so, but then made the effort to reduce this from one hour to half an hour during a day with an eye toward stopping entirely, would anyone make less fun of you just because you're "working on it"?


Lets not get all uptight about this. It really depends on who´s nipples we are talking about. There are some people whom I would personally encourage to run with such compulsions. Others, not so much.
 
2011-07-08 12:35:30 PM  

bangmaid: Is this normal to taunt fat people on public transit? Is there any chance it happened to her once, and she turned it into "it happens all the time"?

I mean, Ive never bean to Australia, but here in New York we are polite and civilized toward each other. Even the fatties.


That's because fatties in NY will sit on you if you taunt them.
 
2011-07-08 12:36:25 PM  
Am I too fat to ride a train?

www.yuntraining.com
 
2011-07-08 12:36:45 PM  

satanorsanta: Yaxe: I lost 20 pounds in 3 weeks, and now weigh 300 pounds, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/still fat, unfortunately.
//aiming for 290 by my sister's wedding in 29 days.

Yet you still weigh 100 lbs less than this woman.


Isnt there a separate thread for fat people?

/ but equal
 
2011-07-08 12:37:30 PM  
www.motifake.com
 
2011-07-08 12:37:53 PM  

Skeezix: bangmaid: Is this normal to taunt fat people on public transit? Is there any chance it happened to her once, and she turned it into "it happens all the time"?

I mean, Ive never bean to Australia, but here in New York we are polite and civilized toward each other. Even the fatties.

That's because fatties in NY will sit on you if you taunt them.


We pretty much taunt everyone who is different in Australia. It´s how we roll.
 
2011-07-08 12:38:09 PM  

steklo: Am I too fat to ride a train?


Don't worry Id make room for you on my lap
 
2011-07-08 12:38:23 PM  
I remember one time sitting on the Long Island Railroad in a bench seat that consisted of 3 moulded seats - me on the left, an open spot and a guy to the right. Just as the crowded train was about to embark on its hour-long trip in to NYC a rather large and sweaty woman got on (right before the doors closed) and decided that it was a good idea to sit in that open single seat which was designed for a smaller-sized person. After she crammed her behind into the seat I literally could not breathe. So, guess what, even though I was early and got a seat on the train I had to get up and stand for the whole trip. If people like that want respect then they should know that respect is a two way street.
 
2011-07-08 12:38:51 PM  

Mystery Vortex: To be fair, she IS trying to make an effort to lose it now and lost a lot already, down to 180kg from 243 - article said due to lap band surgery and a fitness program. Because she's working on it people really have no place now ridiculing her. It's not like she can be instantly thin to appease them.


Yep. Had something like that happen at the gym... weird dude that was proud of losing 5 pounds or something (good for him) started ripping on some big lady that was working out (bad for him). He said it was disgusting, blah, blah, she ought to... And I cut him off with, "Go to the gym?" He did the half-laugh followed by sudden realization of what an idiot he sounded like. Also outed himself as someone that sees the gym as a place for displays and showing off, not exercise.
 
2011-07-08 12:38:52 PM  

freewill: Mystery Vortex: Because she's working on it people really have no place now ridiculing her. It's not like she can be instantly thin to appease them.

If you habitually licked your own nipples in public and had an uncontrollable psychological compulsion to do so, but then made the effort to reduce this from one hour to half an hour during a day with an eye toward stopping entirely, would anyone make less fun of you just because you're "working on it"?


Well, statistically speaking, the chance of being (A) witnessed and (B) made fun of while (C) licking those nipples in public would now be half of what it had been based on the 50% reduction in the volume of (C) occuring, assuming an uniform distribution of probability of (A + B) and no mean shift by a change in daily habits or quantity of other people present to make fun of you... so actually, yes, I would expect you to be made less fun of in total. But I would be cool with an increase in (B) to compensate, or maybe some (D) joining in too.
 
2011-07-08 12:39:02 PM  

sweetmelissa31: Fluorescent Testicle: FTFA: A "FATTER than fat" mother of four says she's sick of fellow commuters who abuse her for being obese. Stephanie Payne, 31, who once weighed 243kg, said she had been the victim of countless unprovoked, hurtful attacks from passengers.

Wut.

Apparently that's about 516 lbs... even fat for the US, but it wouldn't be as weird here. I doubt anyone on a train would say something to her.

/She weighs 5x more than me... she should probably be required to buy at least two tickets on a plane.


Well you're tiny. I'm short, about twice your weight, and could stand to lose ten pounds.

That doesn't change the fact that this woman takes up too much space on a train.
 
2011-07-08 12:40:05 PM  
While we're on the topic of fatties on public transit...

wait for 1:24

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