To the politically correct: Fat People Weigh Less
In a twist to the classic Milgram experiments which studied the concept of ethics and morality, researchers devised two hypothetical situations.
The subjects had to choose between letting a bunch of people on a rollercoaster plunge to their deaths or pull a lever and divert the rollercoaster onto another track and save their lives,but at the expense of a person who was tied to these set of tracks.
After much deliberation and hesitation,people of different ages and diverse backgrounds repeatedly chose the lesser of the two evils and saved the bunch of people on the rollercoaster by pulling the lever and diverting the rollercoaster to safety and thereby killing the man who was tied to the tracks.
The scenarios were repeated with different parameters:criminals on the rollercoaster;nuns on the track,your loved ones on the track, your neighbours on the rollercoaster etc.
But for the purposes of this essay,I’d like to highlight what the researchers found about ethics, morality in relation to bodyweight.
Whenever there was an obese person tied to the tracks,people were far less hesitant, far less reluctant to take the decision to kill him (i.e save the people on the rollercoaster),than when there was a person of normal bodyweight.
One can draw the conclusion that fat men did not carry the same value as normal men.
Fat men did not weigh heavily in the minds of the people who pulled the lever.
Ironically one weighs less on the mind when he is fat.
Or to propound our premise ; Fat Men Weigh Less!