I have a chubby friend who works in a hospital. I remember once he was telling me about all the shit he has to put up with just because he's overweight. He was also telling me how he had coworkers who had kids and were expected to instantly lose the weight, like being pregnant wasn't a good reason to gain weight. I asked him if a fat guy comes in with syphilis and no other serious health condition would he get an antibiotic, and he said he would probably have to lose weight first. My friend has been forced to use the stairs since he is overweight and able bodied, I guess an effort by the hospital to cut down on fat people. But the underlying message I got from our conversation was that fat is absolutely not tolerated by the medical community, and is seen as a factor, if not underlying cause, for every single medical issue. It sickens me to think it's true, but it might be. What is everyone else's feelings? Has anyone had any experience with medical fat discrimination?